Warrant and Proper Function (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Apr 11, 1993 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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In this companion volume to Warrant: The Current Debate, Alvin Plantinga develops an original approach to the question of epistemic warrant; that is what turns true belief into knowledge. He argues that what is crucial to warrant is the proper functioning of one's cognitive faculties in the right kind of cognitive environment. Although this book is in some sense a sequel to its companion volume, the arguments do not presuppose those of the first book and it stands alone as a stimulating contribution to epistemology.
  

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Contents

A First Approximation
3
Objections and Refinements
21
Myself and My Past
48
Other Persons and Testimony
65
Perception
89
A Priori Knowledge
102
Induction
122
The Sober Truth
159
Coherence Foundations and Evidence
176
Naturalism versus Proper Function?
194
Is Naturalism Irrational?
216
Index
239
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