Epistemology Futures

Epistemology Futures

by Stephen Hetherington

Hardback Publication Date: 01/04/2006

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How might epistemology build upon its past and present, so as to be better in the future? Epistemology Futures takes bold steps towards answering that question. What methods will best serve epistemology? Which phenomena and concepts deserve more attention from it? Are there approaches and assumptions that have impeded its progress until now? This volume contains provocative essays by prominent epistemologists, presenting many
new ideas for possible improvements in how to do epistemology. Doubt is cast upon the powers of conceptual analysis and of epistemological intuition. Surprising aspects of knowledge are noticed.
What is it? What is it not? Scepticism's limits are traced. What threatens us as potential knowers? What does not? The nature and special significance of inquiry, of normative virtues, of understanding, and of disagreement are elucidated, all with an eye on sharpening epistemology's future focus. There is definite insight and potential foresight. How might real epistemological progress occur in the future? Epistemology Futures offers some intriguing clues.
ISBN:
9780199273317
9780199273317
Category:
Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-04-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
252
Dimensions (mm):
242x163x21mm
Weight:
0.54kg

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