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What is this thing called Knowledge? By Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh, UK)

What is this thing called Knowledge?
by Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh, UK)

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What is Knowledge? Where does it come from? Can we know anything at all? This introduction addresses these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a view of the main themes of epistemology, including developments such as virture epistemology and contextualism.
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What is this thing called Knowledge? by Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh, UK)

What is Knowledge? Where does it come from? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology including recent developments such as virtue epistemology and contextualism.

Duncan Pritchard discusses traditional issues and contemporary ideas in thirteen easily digestible sections, including:

  • the value of knowledge
  • the structure of knowledge
  • virtues and faculties
  • perception
  • testimony and memory
  • induction
  • scepticism.

What is this thing called Knowledge? contains many helpful student-friendly features including study questions, annotated further reading, a glossary and a guide to web resources. Clear and interesting examples are used throughout. This is an ideal first textbook in the theory of knowledge for undergraduates taking a first course in philosophy.

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What is this thing called Knowledge? Reviews


'A valuable addition...A book that sets things out in a clear and elementary way, while still covering the ground properly.' Finn Spicer, University of Bristol, UK

'Clearly laid out, well organized and written by a true expert.' Michael Lynch, University of Connecticut, USA

About Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh, UK)


Duncan Pritchard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling, UK.

Table of Contents


Section 1: What is Knowledge? 1. Some Preliminaries 2. The Value of Knowledge 3. Defining Knowledge 4. The Structure of Knowledge 5. Rationality 6. Virtues and Faculties Section 2: Where Does Knowledge Come From? 7. Perception 8. Testimony and Memory 9. A Priority and Inference 10. The Problem of Induction Section 3: Do We Know Anything At All? 11. Scepticism about Other Minds 12. Radical Scepticism 13. Truth and Objectivity General Further Reading Glossary Index

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GOR010200280
What is this thing called Knowledge? by Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2006-10-03
200
0415387981
9780415387989
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