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The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology Paperback – January 5, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0631202912 ISBN-10: 0631202919 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 5, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631202919
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631202912
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #324,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An excellent guide to the central issues in epistemology. This volume will prove to be a valuable resource for the expert and non-expert alike." Stewart Cohen, Arizona State University

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"An excellent guide to the central issues in epistemology. This volume will prove to be a valuable resource for the expert and non-expert alike." Stewart Cohen, Arizona State University

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sami Laine on July 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
A reasonably well balanced textbook containing 17 articles and an introduction from the editor. Editors have done a good job, as most the authors of articles have actually read other articles and thus they actually complement each other -- thing rarely seen in this kind of publications. Of course some articles are better than others, but most of them stay rather well on the subject and are well written.

Traditional problems of epistemology are reasonably well discussed and problems of scepticism are well covered. Some of the current trends are not so throug and though dealt with, but that is more than acceptable when it comes to a rather general textbook. There are 4 chapters on current trends including the required chapter on feminist epistemology (I presume it is not possible, at least anymore, to write a textbook without saying something about feminist viewpoint too).

Some basic information about epistemology is required. Although there is an introcution, it's only a summary of contents of chapters, so you should at least have some idea what scepticism, externalism, internalism and other related philosophical jargon means. That said, I think this book is suitable for a philosophy student at undergraduate or graduate level.

Book is well worth it's price, but there are negative sides too. As usual, binding is very poor quality and not suitable for library use: pages will fall out very soon. Some proofreading work should have been done too, the book is full of somewhat annoying spelling and typing mistakes, for example 'the' instead of 'that' etc.
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