Guide Through the Theory of Knowledge

ISBN-10: 1405100125

ISBN-13: 9781405100120

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Adam Morton

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Adam Morton's highly-acclaimed text covers historically important themes as well as current issues and debates. This new edition includes an entirely new chapter on externalism and epistemic virtues.
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Foreword for Students
Beliefs And Their Qualities
Defending and Attacking Beliefs
Epistemic Ideals
The Basic Concepts
The Basic Questions of The Theory Of Knowledge
Two Extreme Views
Perception
The Issues
The Concepts
Empiricism
Some Experiments
Evidence Without Certainty
What is Special About Perception?
Apriori Beliefs
Knowledge Just By Thinking
Apriori, Analytic, Necessary
Kant on the Synthetic Apriori
Quine on the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction
Conceptual Truths
The Uses of Reasoning
Inductive Reasoning
Simple Induction
Hume's Problem
Goodman's Problem
Sampling
Solutions to Goodman's Problem
Justifying Induction
The Safeness of Induction
IBE
Safeness Reconsidered
Middleword: Fallibilism
Error versus Ignorance
Foundationalism versus Holism
Fallibilisms
How the Web Changes
Defining Knowledge
Top-grade Belief
Lehrer's Principle
Reliability: The Case of the Ancient Mariner
Missing Information
Knowledge and Trust
Externalism and Epistemic Virtues
The Escape from Justification
Externalism
Cousins of Knowledge
Skepticism and Knowing that You Know
Virtues
The Externalist Attitude
Knowledge Of Minds
Psychological Beliefs
Self-centered Theories
Behavioral Theories
Folk Psychology
Materialist Theories
Errors of Self-attribution
Dispositions, Occurrences, and Reliability
Conclusion: The Indispensability of Psychology
Moral Knowledge
Knowing Right from Wrong
Thick and Thin Moral Beliefs
Analogies: Color, Humor, and Witches
Cognitivsm
Knowing What You Know
Bayesian And Naturalist Theories
Why Probability?
A Guide Through The Theory Of Probability
The Bayesian Picture of Evidence
Objections to Bayesianism
Background Beliefs
Rationality Naturalized
Bayesianism vs
Afterword: Some Future Epistemology
Definitions
Appendix for Teachers
Index
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