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Author Owens, David (David J.)
Title Reason without freedom : the problem of epistemic normativity / David Owens.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.

Author Owens, David (David J.)
Series International library of philosophy
International library of philosophy.
Subject Belief and doubt.
Free will and determinism.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 199 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-196 and index.
Contents pt. 1. Belief and reason -- pt. 2. Freedom and responsibility -- pt. 3. Memory and testimony.
Summary We call beliefs reasonable or unreasonable, justified or unjustified. What does this imply about belief? Does this imply that we are responsible for our beliefs and that we should be blamed for our unreasonable convictions? Or does it imply that we are in control of our beliefs and that what we believe is up to us?Reason Without Freedomargues that the major problems of epistemology have their roots in concerns about our control over and responsibility for belief. Owens focuses on the arguments of Descartes, Locke and Hume--the founders of epistemology--and presents a critical discussion of the current trends in contemporary epistemology. He proposes that the problems we confront today - skepticism, the analysis of knowledge, and debates on epistemic justification can be tackled when we have understood the moral psychology of belief.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 020324947X (electronic bk.)
9780203249475 (electronic bk.)
0203464605 (electronic bk.)
9780203464601 (electronic bk.)
9780415223881 (hardcover)
0415223881 (hardcover)
9780415223898 (pbk.)
041522389X (pbk.)
OCLC # 52130444
Additional Format Print version: Owens, David (David J.). Reason without freedom. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000 0415223881 (DLC) 99087518 (OCoLC)43095832

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