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Ways of Knowledge and Experience

Ways of Knowledge and Experience

1st Edition

Louis Arnaud Reid
May 11, 2016

Originally published in 1961. This book is a study of some important ways of knowledge and experience and of the symbols through which they become articulate. Both ‘knowledge’ and ‘experience’ are interpreted in wide senses which are sanctioned by common use – though not always by the usage of...

Objectivity, Empiricism and Truth

Objectivity, Empiricism and Truth

1st Edition

R. W. Newell
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1986. Wittgenstein, William James, Thomas Kuhn and John Wisdom share an attitude towards problems in the theory of knowledge which is fundamentally in conflict with the empiricist tradition. They encourage the idea that in understanding the central concepts of epistemology –...

Plato's Theaetetus

Plato's Theaetetus

1st Edition

John M. Cooper
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1990. This book discusses in a philosophically responsible and illuminating way the progress of the dialogue and its separate sections to improve our understanding of Plato’s work on Theaetetus. An early coverage of this dialogue, this investigation predated a surge in study...

Scepticism and the First Person

Scepticism and the First Person

1st Edition

Samuel Charles Coval
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1966. This book considers the asymmetries between the self and others, or between self and things. An indepth analysis of scepticism, dualism, belief and knowledge....

Scepticism

Scepticism

1st Edition

Arne Naess
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1968. Scepticism is generally regarded as a position which, if correct, would be disastrous for our everyday and scientific beliefs. According to this view, a sceptical argument is one that leads to the intuitively false conclusion that we cannot know anything. But there is...

The Analysis of Knowledge

The Analysis of Knowledge

1st Edition

Ledger Wood
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1940. Firstly, this book seeks to combine epistemology and the new developments of the time in psychology. It holds that no epistemology can be sound if it is psychologically defective, nor can a psychological analysis of knowledge be philosophically naïve. Secondly, it...

The Anatomy of Knowledge: Papers Presented to the Study Group on Foundations of Cultural Unity, Bowdoin College, 1965 and 1966

The Anatomy of Knowledge: Papers Presented to the Study Group on Foundations of Cultural Unity, Bowdoin College, 1965 and 1966

1st Edition

Marjorie Grene
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1969. Since the seventeenth century the kind of knowledge afforded by mathematical physics has come more and more to furnish mankind with an ideal for all knowledge. The ideal also carries with it a new conception of the nature of things: all things whatsoever are held to be...

The Appeal to the Given: A Study in Epistemology

The Appeal to the Given: A Study in Epistemology

1st Edition

Jacob Joshua Ross
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1970. This work evaluates the appeal to the sensually given which played an important role in epistemological discussions during the early 20th Century. While many contemporary philosophers regarded this appeal as a mistake, there were still some who defended the notion of...

The Logic of Personal Knowledge: Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

The Logic of Personal Knowledge: Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

1st Edition

Polanyi Festschrift Committee
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of...

The Problem of Knowledge

The Problem of Knowledge

1st Edition

Douglas Clyde Macintosh
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1916. This book reviews the common problems of philosophy and then critiques the varied epistemological theories of the time. A theory of knowledge may be either dualistic or monistic and realistic or idealistic. Examining the resulting doctrines at the beginning, this book...

The Reliability of the Cognitive Mechanism: A Mechanist Account of Empirical Justification

The Reliability of the Cognitive Mechanism: A Mechanist Account of Empirical Justification

1st Edition

William J. Talbott
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1990. Examining epistemic justification, truth and logic, this book works towards a holistic theory of knowledge. It discusses evidence, belief, reliability and many philosophical theories surrounding the nature of true knowledge. A thorough Preface updates the main work...

The Sensory Basis and Structure of Knowledge

The Sensory Basis and Structure of Knowledge

1st Edition

Henry J. Watt
May 10, 2016

Originally published in 1925. If we are to know what intelligence is, how the brain can think, and what place mind holds in the scheme of things, we must first have a science of the sensory basis and structure of knowledge. This book supplies that need; it also serves as a short introduction to the...

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