Contemporary Debates in Epistemology

Wiley-Blackwell (Verlag)
  • 2. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 22. Juli 2013
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  • 400 Seiten
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Fully updated with new topics covering the latest developments and debates, the second edition of this highly influential text retains its unique combination of accessibility and originality.
* Second edition of a highly influential text that has already become a standard in the field, for students and professional researchers alike, due to its impressive line-up of contributors, and its unique combination of accessibility and originality
* Twenty-six essays in total, covering 13 essential topics
* Features five new topics that bring readers up to speed on some of the latest developments in the field, and give them a glimpse of where it's headed: Should knowledge come first? Do practical matters affect whether you know? Is virtuous motivation essential to knowing? Can knowledge be lucky? Can evidence be permissive?
* Substantially updates two other debates: Is there immediate justification? Can belief be justified through coherence alone?
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Matthias Steup is Professor of Philosophy at PurdueUniversity, USA, where he is head of the Department of Philosophy.A specialist in epistemology, he is a widely published author andeditor. Previous work includes A Companion toEpistemology (co-edited with Jonathan Dancy and Ernest Sosa,Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, second edition), the first edition ofContemporary Debates in Epistemology (co-edited with ErnestSosa, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005), and Knowledge, Truth andDuty (2001).
John Turri is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of Waterloo, Canada. A specialist in epistemology andthe philosophy of language, he has published dozens of articles onthese topics in leading journals such as PhilosophicalReview, Noûs, Philosophy and PhenomenologicalResearch, Analysis, and Philosophical Studies. Hecurrently holds an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministryof Economic Development and Innovation.
Ernest Sosa is Board of Governors Professor of Philosophyat Rutgers University, USA. He has published books and articles inepistemology, including Knowledge inPerspective (1991), Epistemic Justification(with Laurence BonJour, Blackwell, 2003), A VirtueEpistemology (2007), ReflectiveKnowledge (2009), and Knowing FullWell (2011).
Notes on Contributors viii
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
Preface to the First Edition xiv
1 Should Knowledge Come First? 1
Knowledge First Timothy Williamson 1
What Is Knowledge-first Epistemology? Trent Dougherty andPatrick Rysiew 10
Experience First Trent Dougherty and Patrick Rysiew 17
Knowledge Still First Timothy Williamson 22
Still Nowhere Else to Start Trent Dougherty and Patrick Rysiew25
2 Is Knowledge Closed under Known Entailment? 27
The Case against Closure Fred Dretske 27
The Case for Closure John Hawthorne 40
Reply to Hawthorne Fred Dretske 56
3 Is Knowledge Contextual? 60
Contextualism Contested Earl Conee 60
Contextualism Defended Stewart Cohen 69
Contextualism Contested Some More Earl Conee 75
Contextualism Defended Some More Stewart Cohen 79
4 Do Practical Matters Affect Whether You Know? 84
Practical Matters Affect Whether You Know Jeremy Fantl andMatthew McGrath 84
Practical Matters Do Not Affect Whether You Know Baron Reed95
5 Can Skepticism Be Refuted? 107
The Refutation of Skepticism Jonathan Vogel 108
The Challenge of Refuting Skepticism Richard Fumerton 120
6 Are Intellectually Virtuous Motives Essential to Knowledge?133
Knowledge Need Not Be Virtuously Motivated Jason Baehr 133
Knowledge and the Motive for Truth Linda Zagzebski 140
Reply to Zagzebski Jason Baehr 146
Reply to Baehr Linda Zagzebski 149
7 Can Knowledge Be Lucky? 152
Knowledge Cannot Be Lucky Duncan Pritchard 152
Knowledge Can Be Lucky Stephen Hetherington 164
8 Is There a Priori Knowledge? 177
In Defense of the a Priori Laurence BonJour 177
There Is No a Priori Michael Devitt 185
Reply to Devitt Laurence BonJour 195
Reply to BonJour Michael Devitt 197
Last Rejoinder Laurence BonJour 200
9 Is There Immediate Justification? 202
There Is Immediate Justification James Pryor 202
There Is no Immediate Justification Juan Comesaña 222
Reply to Comesaña James Pryor 235
Reply to Pryor Juan Comesaña 239
10 Can Belief Be Justified Through Coherence Alone?244
Non-foundationalist Epistemology: Holism, Coherence, andTenability Catherine Z. Elgin 244
Why Coherence Is Not Enough: A Defense of ModerateFoundationalism James Van Cleve 255
Reply to Van Cleve Catherine Z. Elgin 267
Reply to Elgin James Van Cleve 271
11 Is Infinitism the Solution to the Regress Problem?274
Infinitism Is the Solution to the Regress Problem Peter Klein274
Infinitism Is Not the Solution to the Regress Problem Carl Ginet283
Reply to Ginet Peter Klein 291
Reply to Klein Carl Ginet 295
12 Can Evidence Be Permissive? 298
Evidence Can Be Permissive Thomas Kelly 298
Evidence Cannot Be Permissive Roger White 312
13 Is Justification Internal? 324
Justification Is Not Internal John Greco 325
Justification Is Internal Richard Feldman 337
14 Is Truth the Primary Epistemic Goal? 351
Truth Is Not the Primary Epistemic Goal Jonathan L. Kvanvig352
Truth as the Primary Epistemic Goal: A Working Hypothesis MarianDavid 363
Index 378

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