Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

  • Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    By Various

    Reissuing works originally published between 1915 and 1990, this Routledge Library Edition collection offers a selection of scholarship on this important area of philosophy. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set, which includes volumes on…

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  • Truth, Knowledge and Causation

    By C. J. Ducasse

    Originally published in 1969. This book examines the fundamental concepts of metaphysics and of theory of knowledge. Topics treated include the nature of substance and of causation; their relation to natural laws, dispositions, and attributes; the nature of consciousness and purposiveness; of…

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  • The Anatomy of Knowledge

    Papers Presented to the Study Group on Foundations of Cultural Unity, Bowdoin College, 1965 and 1966

    Edited by Marjorie Grene

    Originally published in 1969. Since the seventeenth century the kind of knowledge afforded by mathematical physics has come more and more to furnish mankind with an ideal for all knowledge. The ideal also carries with it a new conception of the nature of things: all things whatsoever are held to be…

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  • Scepticism

    By Arne Naess

    Originally published in 1968. Scepticism is generally regarded as a position which, if correct, would be disastrous for our everyday and scientific beliefs. According to this view, a sceptical argument is one that leads to the intuitively false conclusion that we cannot know anything. But there is…

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  • Objectivity, Empiricism and Truth

    By R. W. Newell

    Originally published in 1986. Wittgenstein, William James, Thomas Kuhn and John Wisdom share an attitude towards problems in the theory of knowledge which is fundamentally in conflict with the empiricist tradition. They encourage the idea that in understanding the central concepts of epistemology –…

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  • The Sensory Basis and Structure of Knowledge

    By Henry J. Watt

    Originally published in 1925. If we are to know what intelligence is, how the brain can think, and what place mind holds in the scheme of things, we must first have a science of the sensory basis and structure of knowledge. This book supplies that need; it also serves as a short introduction to the…

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  • The Logic of Personal Knowledge

    Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee

    Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of…

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  • Plato's Theaetetus

    By John M. Cooper

    Originally published in 1990. This book discusses in a philosophically responsible and illuminating way the progress of the dialogue and its separate sections to improve our understanding of Plato’s work on Theaetetus. An early coverage of this dialogue, this investigation predated a surge in study…

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  • Ways of Knowledge and Experience

    By Louis Arnaud Reid

    Originally published in 1961. This book is a study of some important ways of knowledge and experience and of the symbols through which they become articulate. Both ‘knowledge’ and ‘experience’ are interpreted in wide senses which are sanctioned by common use – though not always by the usage of…

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  • The Appeal to the Given

    A Study in Epistemology

    By Jacob Joshua Ross

    Originally published in 1970. This work evaluates the appeal to the sensually given which played an important role in epistemological discussions during the early 20th Century. While many contemporary philosophers regarded this appeal as a mistake, there were still some who defended the notion of…

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  • The Reliability of the Cognitive Mechanism

    A Mechanist Account of Empirical Justification

    By William J. Talbott

    Originally published in 1990. Examining epistemic justification, truth and logic, this book works towards a holistic theory of knowledge. It discusses evidence, belief, reliability and many philosophical theories surrounding the nature of true knowledge. A thorough Preface updates the main work…

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  • The Problem of Knowledge

    By Douglas Clyde Macintosh

    Originally published in 1916. This book reviews the common problems of philosophy and then critiques the varied epistemological theories of the time. A theory of knowledge may be either dualistic or monistic and realistic or idealistic. Examining the resulting doctrines at the beginning, this book…

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  • The Analysis of Knowledge

    By Ledger Wood

    Originally published in 1940. Firstly, this book seeks to combine epistemology and the new developments of the time in psychology. It holds that no epistemology can be sound if it is psychologically defective, nor can a psychological analysis of knowledge be philosophically naïve. Secondly, it…

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  • Theory of Knowledge

    An Introduction

    By A. D. Woozley

    Originally published in 1949. Understanding the questions is the major problem when beginning philosophy. This book does not attempt to provide the answers, but defines the questions and shows by example how they should be tackled. Subjects treated include the nature of the objects of thought and…

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  • Scepticism and the First Person

    By Samuel Charles Coval

    Originally published in 1966. This book considers the perceived asymmetries between the self and others, or between self and things. An in-depth analysis of scepticism, dualism, belief, knowledge and semantics. A topic which is central to both epistemology but also the whole of contemporary…

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  • Truth & Denotation

    A Study in Semantical Theory

    By R. M. Martin

    Originally published in 1958. A study in the logical foundations of modern theoretical semantics, this book is concerned with notions of designation and consistency as well as denotation and truth. It presents several semantical theories, each of which with what were new concepts or treatments from…

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  • Skepticism and the Definition of Knowledge

    By Gilbert Harman

    Originally published in 1990. This study argues that scepticism is an intelligible view and that the issue scepticism raises is whether or not certain sceptical hypotheses are as plausible as the ordinary views we accept. It discusses psychological concepts, definitions of knowledge, belief and…

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