Readings in Epistemology From Aquinas, Bacon, Galileo, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant
Edition: 2nd 1993
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A companion volume to On Understanding Understanding, this second edition incorporates corrections to the previous text and includes new readings. The works collected in this volume are mainly from the British Empiricists. The breadth of the selection is not so diverse that the pieces cannot be readily understood by a newcomer to Epistemology, they have a logical progression of development (from Locke to Berkeley to Hume), and all of the philosophers whose work is represented have had great influence on contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. In the Introduction, Potter sets the selections in their historical context and urges the readers to form their own viewpoint in terms of the periods contribution to the advancement of culture, politics, and society. He gives a concise summary of the Enlightenment period, demonstrating how and why Rationalism and Empiricism came about, and challenges the reader not to simply note the points of disparity between the two schools, but to notice the similarities of their common assumptions both substantive and methodological. Readings in Epistemology, Second Edition is an excellent classroom tool. A biographical note on the philosopher, and list of suggested books for further study, heads each of the readings. Study Questions which stimulate discussion, are at the end of each piece.
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1993
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|From Novum Organum|
|From The Assayer|
|From A Discourse on Method|
|From Meditations on the First Philosophy|
|From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding|
|From A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge|
|From An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding|
|From Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics|
|From Critique of Pure Reason|
|From An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?|
|Appendix: St. Thomas Aquinas|
|From Summa Theologiae|