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Epistemology

The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, Volume 5

Richard Cobb-Stevens, Editor

The papers in this volume of The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy can be grouped loosely under five headings that blur the boundaries of the standard classifications in this field. The first group gives priority to the “first person” perspective and therefore to various modes of intuition. The second group gives priority to the “third person” perspective and therefore to physical causality. Those in the third group emphasize the cultural, historical, or social contexts of our knowledge. Those in the fourth group call attention to the intellectual virtues requisite for the development of a balanced epistemology. Finally, papers in fifth group emphasize that the most effective response to skepticism is to abandon absolutist claims in favor of a provisional rationality better suited to deal with epistemological issues.

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  • Contributors include Laurence BonJour, Albert Casullo, Richard Fumerton, Alvin Goldman, John Greco, Eli Hirsch, Paul K. Moser, Ilkka Niiniluoto, Tom Rockmore, V. S. Stepin, and Linda Zagzebski.


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