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Ancient epistemology

Lloyd P. Gerson


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  • Title:
    Ancient epistemology
  • Author: Lloyd P. Gerson
  • Description: Ancient and modern perspectives -- The origin of epistemology -- Plato -- Republic -- Theaetetus -- Knowledge versus belief -- Aristotle -- Posterior analytics -- De anima -- Epicureanism and stoicism -- Epicurean epistemology -- Stoic epistemology -- Scepticism -- Pyrrho and the beginning of scepticism -- Academic scepticism -- The Pyrrhonist revival -- Plotinus and the Neoplatonic synthesis -- The Platonist's response to the Pyrrhonist -- Knowledge and consciousness -- Imagination -- Varieties of naturalism -- Naturalism redivivus -- Epistemology and nature -- Naturalism and the mental -- Concluding remarks.
    "Ancient Epistemology explores ancient accounts of the nature of knowledge and belief from the Presocratics up to the Platonists of late antiquity. Professor Gerson argues that ancient philosophers generally held a naturalistic view of knowledge as well as of belief. Hence, knowledge was not viewed as a stipulated or semantically determined type of belief; it was a real or objectively determinable achievement. In fact, its attainment was identical with the highest possible cognitive achievement, namely wisdom. It was this naturalistic view of knowledge at which the ancient sceptics took aim. In the concluding chapter, the ancient naturalistic epistemology is compared with some contemporary versions."--BOOK JACKET.
  • Local Note: acq2010phl
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press
  • Format: ix, 179 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780521871396 (hardback);ISBN 0521871395 (hardback);ISBN 9780521691895 (pbk.);ISBN 0521691893 (pbk.)
  • Subjects: Knowledge, Theory of -- History
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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