Perspectives on the Philosophy of William P. Alston

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Heather D. Battaly, Michael Patrick Lynch
Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2005 - Philosophy - 310 pages
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One of the most influential analytic philosophers of the late twentieth century, William P. Alston is a leading light in epistemology, philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of language. In this volume, twelve leading philosophers critically discuss the central topics of his work in these areas, including perception, epistemic circularity, justification, the problem of religious diversity, and truth. Together with Alston's vigorous responses, these articles make significant new contributions to the literature and will be of interest to a wide range of philosophers and students. In addition, the volume contains a comprehensive introduction and overview of Alston's work and a complete bibliography of his publications
  

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Contents

Alston on Epistemic Justification
37
Response to Ginet
55
Sense Perception Epistemic Practices and Skepticism
61
Response to BonJour
85
Alstons Epistemology of Perception
95
Response to Greco William P Alston
111
Disagreement in Philosophy
121
Response to Goldman
137
More Suggestions for Divine Command Theorists
185
Response to Zagzebski
203
Alston on Aquinas on Theological Predication
209
Response to Wolterstorff
229
Meaning and Truth
237
A Theory of Assertives
239
Response to Tanesini
251
Truisms about Truth
255

Philosophy of Religion
143
Is Alstons Response to Religious Diversity an Overstated Case?
145
Response to Quinn
167
Born of the Virgin Mary
171
Response to Mavrodes
181
Response to Lynch
275
Publications of William P Alston
281
Index
299
About the Contributors
307
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About the author (2005)

Heather D. Battaly is assistant professor of philosophy at California State University, Fullerton

Michael P. Lynch is assistant professor of philosophy at Connecticut College

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