The second edition includes a new chapter covering medieval epistemology and extended guides to further reading and future directions for epistemology.
What have the great philosophers written about the nature of knowledge? Epistemology: The Key Thinkers tells the story of how our thinking about knowledge has developed, introducing you to some of the problems and forces that have dominated the history of philosophy. Beginning with Plato, Aristotle, ancient sceptics, and the medievals, before moving to Descartes, the British empiricists, Kant, American pragmatism, and twentieth-century thinkers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, W. V. O. Quine, Alvin Goldman, and beyond, each chapter guides you through the ideas, contribution, and legacy of a leading philosopher or movement. This second edition includes: * A new chapter covering medieval epistemology * Extended guides to further reading and future directions for epistemology The final chapter looks to the future, highlighting some of the very latest debates that energise philosophical writing today about knowledge and how we know what we know.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors 1. Epistemology's Past Here and Now, Stephen Hetherington (University of New South Wales, Australia) 2. Plato's Epistemology, Nicholas D. Smith (Lewis and Clark College, USA) 3. Aristotle on Knowledge, Robert Bolton (Rutgers University, USA) and Alan Code (Stanford University, USA) 4. Ancient Scepticism, Gisela Striker (Harvard University, USA) 5. Medieval Epistemology: Augustine, Aquinas, and Ockham, Charles Bolyard (James Madison University, USA) 6. The Epistemology of Descartes, Desmond M. Clarke (University College, Cork, Ireland) 7. Locke, Berkeley, Hume: Epistemology, P. J. E. Kail (University of Oxford, UK) 8. Kant and Kantian Epistemology, Melissa McBay Merritt (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Markos Valaris (University of New South Wales, Australia) 9. American Pragmatism: Fallibilism and Cognitive Progress, Christopher Hookway (University of Sheffield, UK) 10. Wittgenstein on Knowledge, Paul Snowdon (University College London, UK) 11. Quine, Goldman and Two Ways of Naturalizing Epistemology, Ram Neta (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA) 12. In Gettier's Wake, John Turri (University of Waterloo, Canada) 13. Epistemology's Future Here and Now, Stephen Hetherington (University of New South Wales, Australia) Index