- Paperback: 476 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 5, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0631202919
- ISBN-13: 978-0631202912
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.1 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,848,456 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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Written by an international assembly of leading philosophers, this volume includes seventeen newly-commissioned full-length survey articles on the central topics of epistemology.
Topics include: Skepticism, Realism, Contextualism, Moral Epistemology, Religious Epistemology, Internalism and Externalism, Naturalized Epistemology, Rationality, Foundationalism and Coherentism, Feminist Epistemology, Post-Modernism and Epistemology on the Continent, and Social Epistemology.
Each essay in the volume incorporates background material serving to clarify the history and logic of the relevant topic; as well as new material by a leading author in the field. Accordingly, the volume will be a valuable resource for a broad range of scholars and students, including experts in epistemology.
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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.