Warrant and Proper Function

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Oxford University Press, May 27, 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
4 Other Persons and Testimony
65
5 Perception
89
6 A Priori Knowledge
102
7 Induction
122
Some Current Views
137
The Sober Truth
159
10 Coherence Foundations and Evidence
176
11 Naturalism versus Proper Function?
194
12 Is Naturalism Irrational?
216
Index
239
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