Historical Dictionary of Epistemology

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Scarecrow Press, 2006 - Philosophy - 257 pages
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Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that investigates our beliefs, evidence, and claims of knowledge. It is one of the core areas of philosophy, and is relevant to an astonishingly broad range of issues and situations. Epistemological issues arise whenever we recognize that there is a fact of the matter, but we do not know what it is, when we wonder about the future (or the past or distant places), when we seek answers in the sciences, and even in our entertainment (e.g., murder mysteries and comedies of misunderstanding). The Historical Dictionary of Epistemology provides an overview of this field of study and of the theories, concepts, and personalities through the use of a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and more than 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries, covering notable concepts, theories, arguments, publications, issues, and philosophers. Students and others who wish to acquaint themselves with epistemology will be greatly aided by this reference.

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Contents

Editors Foreword Jon Woronoff
xi
Introduction
xxiii
The Dictionary
1
Bibliography
222
General Epistemology Texts
224
Primary Sources
225
Primary Sources
227
Commentary
228
Commentary
233
Commentary
234
Continental Epistemology
235
Indian Epistemology
236
Epistemic Justification
237
Feminist Epistemology
239
Internalism and Externalism
240
Mathematical Knowledge
246

Primary Sources
229
Commentary
230
Primary Sources
231
Primary Sources
232
Moral Knowledge
248
Religious Knowledge
250
About the Author
257
Copyright

About the author (2006)

Ralph Baergen is Professor of Philosophy at Idaho State University.

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