Common Sense, Science and Scepticism: A Historical Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge

4.07 avg rating
( 46 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521436250: Common Sense, Science and Scepticism: A Historical Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Can we know anything for certain? Dogmatists think we can, sceptics think we cannot, and epistemology is the great debate between them. Some dogmatists seek certainty in the deliverances of the senses. Sceptics object that the senses are not an adequate basis for certain knowledge. Other dogmatists seek certainty in the deliverances of pure reason. Sceptics object that rational self-evidence is no guarantee of truth. This book is an introductory and historically-based survey of the debate, siding for the most part with scepticism to show that the desire to vanquish it has often led to doctrines of idealism or anti-realism. Scepticism, science and common sense produce another view, fallibilism or critical rationalism: although we can have little or no certain knowledge, as the sceptics maintain, we can and do have plenty of conjectural knowledge. Fallibilism incorporates an uncompromising realism about perception, science, and the nature of truth.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"The treatment of basic issues in epistemology is quite nicely done, and although the book is intended as an introduction, it is not confined to the coverage of elementary topics. Musgrave does devote a good deal of space to the discussion of such standard epistemological material as skepticism, but he also includes interesting, elegant, and informative summaries of problems and theories in logic, semantics, and the philosophy of mathematics. The book can be read profitably by anyone with an interest in epistemology and its history." Douglas M. Jesseph, Isis

Book Description:

An introductory and historically-based survey of the debate between epistemological scepticism and the opposing dogmatism, out of which a third view, fallibilism, or critical rationalism, is developed.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521430401: Common Sense, Science and Scepticism: A Historical Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521430402 ISBN 13:  9780521430401
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1993
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Professor Alan Musgrave
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (1993)
ISBN 10: 0521436257 ISBN 13: 9780521436250
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Can we know anything for certain? Dogmatists think we can, sceptics think we cannot, and epistemology is the great debate between them. Some dogmatists seek certainty in the deliverances of the senses. Sceptics object that the senses are not an adequate basis for certain knowledge. Other dogmatists seek certainty in the deliverances of pure reason. Sceptics object that rational self-evidence is no guarantee of truth. This book is an introductory and historically-based survey of the debate, siding for the most part with scepticism to show that the desire to vanquish it has often led to doctrines of idealism or anti-realism. Scepticism, science and common sense produce another view, fallibilism or critical rationalism: although we can have little or no certain knowledge, as the sceptics maintain, we can and do have plenty of conjectural knowledge. Fallibilism incorporates an uncompromising realism about perception, science, and the nature of truth. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521436250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
40.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Musgrave, Alan
Published by Cambridge University Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0521436257 ISBN 13: 9780521436250
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1993. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780521436250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
36.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

ALAN MUSGRAVE
ISBN 10: 0521436257 ISBN 13: 9780521436250
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1993. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780521436250 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0457377

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
39.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Alan Musgrave
Published by Cambridge Univ Pr (1993)
ISBN 10: 0521436257 ISBN 13: 9780521436250
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge Univ Pr, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 310 pages. 8.75x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0521436257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
40.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Professor Alan Musgrave
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (1993)
ISBN 10: 0521436257 ISBN 13: 9780521436250
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Can we know anything for certain? Dogmatists think we can, sceptics think we cannot, and epistemology is the great debate between them. Some dogmatists seek certainty in the deliverances of the senses. Sceptics object that the senses are not an adequate basis for certain knowledge. Other dogmatists seek certainty in the deliverances of pure reason. Sceptics object that rational self-evidence is no guarantee of truth. This book is an introductory and historically-based survey of the debate, siding for the most part with scepticism to show that the desire to vanquish it has often led to doctrines of idealism or anti-realism. Scepticism, science and common sense produce another view, fallibilism or critical rationalism: although we can have little or no certain knowledge, as the sceptics maintain, we can and do have plenty of conjectural knowledge. Fallibilism incorporates an uncompromising realism about perception, science, and the nature of truth. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521436250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Musgrave, Alan
Published by Cambridge University Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0521436257 ISBN 13: 9780521436250
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1993. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780521436250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
46.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Alan Musgrave
Published by Cambridge University Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0521436257 ISBN 13: 9780521436250
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0521436257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Alan Musgrave
ISBN 10: 0521436257 ISBN 13: 9780521436250
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9780521436250_ing

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
59.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Alan Musgrave
Published by Cambridge University Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0521436257 ISBN 13: 9780521436250
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0521436257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
59.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Musgrave, Alan
Published by Cambridge University Press 1993-02 (1993)
ISBN 10: 0521436257 ISBN 13: 9780521436250
New Quantity Available: 5
Print on Demand
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press 1993-02, 1993. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-LSI-06850902

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
36.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 30
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book