Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 352 pages
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This comprehensive textbook introduces the concepts and theories central for understanding the nature of knowledge. It is aimed at students who have already done an introductory course.This comprehensive book introduces the concepts and theories central for understanding knowledge. It aims to reach students who have already done an introductory philosophy course.Topics covered include perception and reflection as grounds of knowledge, and the nature, structure, and varieties of knowledge. The character and scope of knowledge in the crucial realms of ethics, science and religion are also considered.Unique features of Epistemology:* Provides a comprehensive survey of basic concepts and major theories* Gives an up-to-date account of important developments in the field* Contains many lucid examples to support ideas* Cites key literature in an annotated bibliography.

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Robert Audi is the Professor of Philosophy and David E. Gallo Chair in Ethics, at the University of Notre Dame. He is internationally recognized as one of the leading authors in the field of epistemology. His books include The Structure of Justification (Cambridge University Press, 1993), Action, Intention and Reason (Cornell University Press, 1993) and Moral Knowledge and Ethical Character (Oxford University Press, 1997).

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