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Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge
by Robert Audi
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415281091, Paperback)This comprehensive book introduces the concepts and theories central for understanding knowledge. It aims to reach students who have already done an introductory philosophy course.
Topics covered include perception and reflection as grounds of knowledge, and the nature, structure, and varieties of knowledge. The character and scope of knowledge in the crucial realms of ethics, science and religion are also considered.
Unique features of Epistemology:
* Provides a comprehensive survey of basic concepts and major theories
* Gives an up-to-date account of important developments in the field
* Contains many lucid examples to support ideas
* Cites key literature in an annotated bibliography.
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Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, is concerned with how we know what we do, what justifies us in believing what we do, and what standards of evidence we should use in seeking truths about the world and human experience. This comprehensive book introduces the concepts and theories central for understanding knowledge. It aims to reach students who have already done an introductory philosophy course and general readers in epistemology at any level. Robert Audi's approach is new and exciting, drawing the reader into the rich and fascinating subfields and theories of the subject in a natural way, guided by key concrete examples.
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