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An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology


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Preface. Introduction. Part I: Knowledge:. 1. Scepticism. 2. Knowledge. 3. The Conditional Theory of Knowledge. Part II: Justification:. 4. Foundationalism. 5. Foundationalism and Other Minds. 6. Empiricism and Theories of Meaning. 7. Holism and Indeterminacy. 8. Coherence Theories. 9. Coherence, Justification and Knowledge. Part III: Forms of Knowledge:. 10. Theories of Perception. 11. Perception: A Choice of a Theory. 12. Memory. 13. Induction. 14. A Priori Knowledge. 15. Is Epistemology Possible?. References. Index.

About the Author

Jonathan Dancy is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading and author of Berkeley: An Introduction (Blackwell, 1987) and Moral Reasons (Blackwell, 1993), and editor of A Companion to Epistemology (with Ernest Sosa, Blackwell, 1992), Reading Parfit (Blackwell, 1997), and Normativity (Blackwell, 2000).


"Offers the student a clear and well-organized presentation of material relating to scepticism, to various philosophical accounts of knowledge and justification, to theories of perception, and much more.... Dancy has written an ambitious book.... He gives both the student and the professional much to think about." Mind

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