Oxford Studies in Epistemology Volume 4

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-06-10
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Oxford Studies in Epistemology is a biennial publication 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.

Author Biography

Tamar Szabo Gendler is Professor of Philosophy at Yale University.

John Hawthorne is Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

1. The Epistemology of Conditionals, Igor Douven
2. A Defense of Dogmatism, Jeremy Fantl
3. Rational Agnosticism and Degrees of Belief, Jane Friedman
4. Probability and Prodigality, Daniel Greco
5. Essence and Natural Kinds: When Science Meets Preschooler Intuition, Sarah-Jane Leslie
6. Easy Knowledge, Transmission Failure, and Empiricism, Ram Neta
7. Why Philosophy Can Overturn Common Sense, Susanna Rinard
8. Could Evolution Explain Our Reliability about Logic?, Joshua Schechter
9. Can Selection Effects on Experience Influence its Rational Role?, Susanna Siegel
10. Knowledge as a Mental State, Jennifer Nagel
11. What Does Knowledge Explain?, Stephen A. Butterfill
12. Knowledge, Causal Explanation, and Teleology, Johannes Roessler
13. Is Knowledge a Non-Composite Mental State?, Patrick Rysiew

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