Human Knowledge Classical and Contemporary Approaches

ISBN-10: 0195149661

ISBN-13: 9780195149661

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Paul K. Moser, Arnold Vander Nat

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Offering a unique and wide-ranging examination of the theory of knowledge, this comprehensive collection deftly blends readings from the foremost classical sources with the work of important contemporary philosophical thinkers. Formative voices of epistemology from ancient Greek philosophy, medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, classical pragmatism, and contemporary analytic philosophy are amply represented. Organized chronologically and thematically, Human Knowledge,3/e presents an impressive collection of essays from Plato, Aristotle, Sextus Empiricus, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, James, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Quine, Gettier, Kripke, and many others. Featuring nontechnical selections that are accessible toundergraduates, this text is ideal for any course that deals with the major philosophical approaches to human knowledge. With section overviews by the editors--including a substantial general introduction--and helpful, up-to-date bibliographies, this definitive work offers an exceptional introduction to our ancient struggle with the shape of our own intellectual experience. The third edition adds selections by Thomas Reid, Richard Rorty, David B. Annis, Richard Feldman and Earl Conee, ErnestSosa, Barry Stroud, and Louis M. Antony.
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List price: $84.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

General Introduction
Classical Sources
Greek and Medieval Sources
Meno;, Plato
Posterior Analytics
De Anima, Aristotle
Outlines of Pyrrhonism, Sextus Empiricus
Contra Academicos
De Civitate Dei, Augustine
Summa Theologiae, Aquinas
Bibliography
Early Modern Sources
Introduction
Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Locke
Introduction to New Essays on the Human Understanding, Leibniz
A Treatise Concerning Human Understanding, Berkeley
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Hume
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics, Kant
Bibliography
Contemporary Sources
Pragmatism and Empiricism
Introduction
The Will to Believe, James
Appearance, Reality, and Knowledge By Acquaintance, Russell
Verification and Philosophy, Ayer
The Pragmatic Element in Knowledge, Lewis
Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology, Carnap
Two Dogmas of Empiricism, Quine
Bibliography
The Analysis of Knowledge
Introduction
Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?, Gettier
An Alleged Defect in Gettier Counter-Examples, Feldman
The Gettier Problem, Pollock
Bibliography
A Priori Knowledge
Introduction
A Pragmatic Conception of the A Priori, Lewis
The Truths of Reason, Chisholm
A Priori Knowledge, Necessity, and Cotingency, Kripke
Bibliography
Justified Belief
Introduction
Concepts of Epistemic Justification, Alston
The Raft and the Pyramid: Coherence Versus Foundation in the Theory of Knowledge, Sosa
Strong and Weak Justification, Goldman
Reflective Equilibrium, Analytic Epistemology, and the Problem of Cognitive Diversity, Stich
Bibliography
Skepticism
Introduction
Proof of an External World, Moore
Cause and Effect: Intuitive Awareness, Wittgenstein
Skepticism, Naturalism, and Transcendental Arguments, Strawson
Bibliography
Epistemology and Psychology
Introduction
Epistemology Naturalized, Quine
Why Reason Can't Be Naturalized, Putnam
Epistemic Folkways and Scientific Epistemology, Goldman
Bibliography
Index
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