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What is epistemology? / Stephen Hetherington.

Author/Creator:
Hetherington, Stephen Cade author.
Publication:
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity, 2019.
Series:
What is philosophy?
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 139 pages ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Knowledge, Theory of.
Summary:
Epistemology is the philosophical study of knowledge. Epistemologists seek to understand knowledge’s nature and availability. What is knowledge? There are competing theories. Can we really have knowledge? Challenges abound. In this lively book, Stephen Hetherington introduces us to epistemological theorizing. He builds a theory and tests it, refines it, and challenges it again. He explores such topics as evidence, truth and belief, different kinds of knowledge, and knowledge’s value, as well as sceptical views concerning knowledge of the physical world, one’s own mind and memory, and rational limits for observation and reason. This epistemological theorizing is then applied to some of life’s most pressing issues, such as how to live and how to understand ourselves and others. What is Epistemology? is a practical and student-friendly guide to one of the most dynamic areas of philosophy. It will be the go-to introductory epistemology text.-- Provided by Publisher.
Contents:
Doing epistemology
Kinds of knowledge?
A first theory of knowledge
Refining our theory of knowledge
Is it even possible to have knowledge?
Applying epistemology.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Benjamin Franklin Library Fund.
Contributor:
Benjamin Franklin Library Fund.
Other format:
Online version: Hetherington, Stephen Cade, author. What is epistemology?
ISBN:
9781509529506
1509529500
9781509529513
1509529519
OCLC:
1053578970
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