Oxford Studies in Epistemology: v. 4

ISBN : 9780199672714

Tamar Szabo Gendler; John Hawthorne
368 Pages
170 x 240 mm
Pub date
May 2013
Oxford Studies in Epistemology
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Oxford Studies in Epistemology is a biennial publicaton which offers a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this important field. Under the guidance of a distinguished editorial board composed of leading philosophers in North America, Europe and Australasia, it publishes exemplary papers in epistemology, broadly construed. Topics within its purview include: *traditional epistemological questions concerning the nature of belief, justification, and knowledge, the status of scepticism, the nature of the a priori, etc; *new developments in epistemology, including movements such as naturalized epistemology, feminist epistemology, social epistemology, and virtue epistemology, and approaches such as contextualism; *foundational questions in decision-theory; *confirmation theory and other branches of philosophy of science that bear on traditional issues in epistemology; *topics in the philosophy of perception relevant to epistemology; *topics in cognitive science, computer science, developmental, cognitive, and social psychology that bear directly on traditional epistemological questions; and *work that examines connections between epistemology and other branches of philosophy, including work on testimony and the ethics of belief. Anyone wanting to understand the latest developments at the leading edge of the discipline can start here.


1. The Epistemology of Conditionals
2. A Defense of Dogmatism
3. Rational Agnosticism and Degrees of Belief
4. Probability and Prodigality
5. Essence and Natural Kinds: When Science Meets Preschooler Intuition
6. Easy Knowledge, Transmission Failure, and Empiricism
7. Why Philosophy Can Overturn Common Sense
8. Could Evolution Explain Our Reliability about Logic?
9. Can Selection Effects on Experience Influence its Rational Role?
10. Knowledge as a Mental State
11. What Does Knowledge Explain?
12. Knowledge, Causal Explanation, and Teleology
13. Is Knowledge a Non-Composite Mental State?

About the author: 

Tamar Szabo Gendler is Professor of Philosophy at Yale University ; John Hawthorne is Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford

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