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The theory of knowledge a coursebook

Clare. Hay


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  • Title:
    The theory of knowledge a coursebook
  • Author: Clare. Hay
  • Description: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Empiricism and Rationalism; Rationalism; Innateness; Plato's Meno; Causation and the Laws of Nature; Empiricism; Beginning at the Beginning; Ideas of sensation and reflection, and concepts; Cause and Necessity; Further Reading; Questions; Chapter 2: Knowledge and Justification; Foundationalism and Coherentism; Foundationalism; Foundationalism and Empiricism; Objections to Foundationalism; Coherentism; Objections to Coherentism; Summary; Induction and Deduction; Truth, Belief, and Justification; Belief; Truth; Justification
    The Gettier Puzzle - Problems with the Tripartite DefinitionTwo Accounts of Truth; Non-Justificatory Approaches to Knowledge; (1) Reliabilism; (2) Internalism and Externalism; The Story So Far; Further Reading; Questions; Chapter 3: Knowledge and Scepticism; Two Forms of Scepticism; Descartes and the Method of Doubt - the Meditations; Arguments from Illusion, Deception, and Dreaming; "Cogito, ergo sum"; the cogito; Reason as the Source of our Conceptual Apparatus; Empiricism and Scepticism; Is Global Scepticism Possible?; My Knowledge of My Self; Further Reading; Questions
    Chapter 4: Knowledge of the External WorldNaive Realism; Experience as a Source of Concepts; Representative Realism; Phenomenalism; Idealism; Further Reading; Questions; Glossary; Bibliography; Back Cover
    A comprehensive introduction to the theory of knowledge; this is a story of what it is to be a rational, sentient human being blessed with a mind, confronted with a complex world. Dr Clare Hay approaches this first book on the theory of knowledge as an introduction to the subject, building it up around the debate between rationalism and empiricism, between the thinking of knowledge as a product of thinking about the contents of our own minds, and the knowledge as a product of our interactions with the world around us. Written for the general reader, it is an excellent starting point for underg
  • Publication Date: c2008
  • Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Luttherworth Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (131 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-57818-9;ISBN 9786612578182;ISBN 0-7188-4001-1
  • Subjects: Knowledge, Theory of; Empiricism; Justification (Theory of knowledge); Skepticism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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