Designed as a text for advanced philosophy students, this book introduces the reader to the fundamental issues and approaches in the field of epistemology. The author provides a critical survey and assessment of all major competing theories of knowledge - foundations theories, coherence theories, direct realism, reliabilism and probabilism. Pollock clarifies the dinstinguishing features of each theory and analyzes the arguments supporting or refuting them. He makes a strong case for a particular theory - the nondoxastic internalist theory of direct realism - as the most logically defensible.
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John L. Pollock is professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona. Joseph Cruz is assistant professor of philosophy and cognitive science at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.Review:
"This is a stimulating book which everyone interested in the subject should read." (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research)
A thorough and accurate survey of the present state of the subject, [Pollock's] book is also an original contribution of first importance. I know of no better introduction to contemporary theories of knowledge. (Roderick M. Chisholm, Brown University)
A fine introduction to the field and to Pollock's own thought. (Ernest Sosa, Brown University)
An excellent recent survey of the present-day epistemologies of secular philosophy. . . . We can learn much . . . from the thoroughness and rigor of Pollock's argument." (Westminster Theological Journal)
The book can be read with great profit not only by advanced philosophy students, but by all professional philosophers. (The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science)
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091729319
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91729319
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091729319