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Evidentialism and Its Discontents

ISBN : 9780199563500

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¥13,145
Author: 
Trent Dougherty
Pages
352 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
169 x 240 mm
Pub date
Aug 2011
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Few concepts have been considered as essential to the theory of knowledge and rational belief as that of evidence. The simplest theory which accounts for this is evidentialism, the view that epistemic justification for belief-the kind of justification typically taken to be required for knowledge-is determined solely by considerations pertaining to one's evidence. In this ground-breaking book, leading epistemologists from across the spectrum challenge and refine evidentialism, sometimes suggesting that it needs to be expanded in quite surprising directions. Following this, the twin pillars of contemporary evidentialism-Earl Conee and Richard Feldman-respond to each essay. This engaging debate covers a vast number of issues, and will illuminate and inform.

Index: 

PART I. EVIDENTIALISM AND DISAGREEMENT
PART II. VIRTUE CRITIQUES: EVIDENCE AND INQUIRY
PART III. EVIDENTIALISM AND SKEPTICISM
PART IV. "KNOWLEDGE FIRST"
PART V. INTERNALISM/EXTERNALISM
PART VI. EVIDENCE
PART VII. NEW SYNTHESES
PART VIII. REPLIES

About the author: 

Trent Dougherty graduated from the University of Rochester, where he wrote a dissertation arguing against the notion that whether one knows depends on one's practical interests. He is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, where he regularly teaches graduate seminars in epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of religion. When not writing philosophy, he is usually riding a bike, often with his wife or one of his children.

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