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Author Rescher, Nicholas.
Title Epistemology : an introduction to the theory of knowledge / Nicholas Rescher.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York, [2003]
©2003

Series SUNY series in philosophy
SUNY series in philosophy.
Subject Knowledge, Theory of.
Series SUNY series in philosophy
SUNY series in philosophy.
Subject Knowledge, Theory of.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 406 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-401) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Modes of Knowledge -- Ch. 2 Fallibilism and Truth Estimation -- Ch. 3 Skepticism and Its Deficits -- Ch. 4 Epistemic Justification in a Functionalistic and Naturalistic Perspective -- Ch. 5 Plausibility and Presumption -- Ch. 6 Trust and Cooperation in Pragmatic Perspective -- Ch. 7 Foundationalism and Coherentism -- Ch. 8 Pursuit of Truth: Coherentist Criteriology -- Ch. 9 Cognitive Relativism and Contexualism -- Ch. 10 Pragmatic Rationale of Cognitive Objectivity -- Ch. 11 Rationality -- Ch. 12 Scientific Progress -- Ch. 13 Law of Logarithmic Returns and the Complexification of Natural Science -- Ch. 14 Imperfectability of Knowledge: Knowledge as Boundless -- Ch. 15 Rational Intelligibility of Nature -- Ch. 16 Human Science as Characteristically Human -- Ch. 17 On Ignorance, Insolubilia, and the Limits of Knowledge -- Ch. 18 Cognitive Realism.
Summary Annotation. A comprehensive introduction to the theory of knowledge. Guided by the founding ideas of American pragmatism, Epistemology provides a clear example of the basic concepts involved in knowledge acquisition and explains the principles at work in the development of rational inquiry. It examines how these principles analyze the course of scientific progress and how the development of scientific inquiry inevitably encounters certain natural disasters. At the center of the book's deliberations there lies not only the potential for scientific progress but also the limit of science as well. This comprehensive introduction to the theory of knowledge addresses a myriad of topics, including the critique of skepticism, the nature of rationality, the possibility of science for extraterrestrial intelligences, and the prospect of insoluble issues in science.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1417537728 (electronic bk.)
9781417537723 (electronic bk.)
0791458113 (alk. paper)
9780791458112 (alk. paper)
0791458121 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791458129 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791486375
0791486370
OCLC # 56408585
Additional Format Print version: Rescher, Nicholas. Epistemology. Albany : State University of New York, ©2003 0791458113 0791458121 (DLC) 2003057270 (OCoLC)52520149