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Knowledge and its limits

£22.00

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340 pp. 2000, 1st edition. Book in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows very little shelf wear to the edges but book seems unread.

Knowledge and its Limits presents a systematic new conception of knowledge as a fundamental kind of mental stage sensitive to the knower's environment. It makes a major contribution to the debate between externalist and internalist philosophies of mind, and breaks radically with the epistemological tradition of analysing knowledge in terms of true belief. The theory casts light on a wide variety of philosophical issues: the problem of scepticism, the nature of evidence, probability and assertion, the dispute between realism and anti-realism and the paradox of the surprise examination. Williamson relates the new conception to structural limits on knowledge which imply that what can be known never exhausts what is true. The arguments are illustrated by rigorous models based on epistemic logic and probability theory. The result is a new way of doing epistemology for the twenty-first-century.

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Author(s):
Timothy Williamson
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198250436
ISBN-13:
9780198250432
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Knowledge and its limits

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340 pp. 2000, 1st edition. Book in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows very little shelf wear to the edges but book seems unread.

Knowledge and its Limits presents a systematic new conception of knowledge as a fundamental kind of mental stage sensitive to the knower's environment. It makes a major contribution to the debate between externalist and internalist philosophies of mind, and breaks radically with the epistemological tradition of analysing knowledge in terms of true belief. The theory casts light on a wide variety of philosophical issues: the problem of scepticism, the nature of evidence, probability and assertion, the dispute between realism and anti-realism and the paradox of the surprise examination. Williamson relates the new conception to structural limits on knowledge which imply that what can be known never exhausts what is true. The arguments are illustrated by rigorous models based on epistemic logic and probability theory. The result is a new way of doing epistemology for the twenty-first-century.

Author(s):
Timothy Williamson
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198250436
ISBN-13:
9780198250432
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Knowledge and its limits

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