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A central part of epistemology, as traditionally conceived, consists of the study of the factors in virtue of which someone's true belief is an instance of knowledge. Read the first page
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Knowledge and Practical Interests Jan. 7 2008
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Certainly among the most important works in contemporary epistemology recently, 'Knowledge and Practical Interests' contains the best arguments available against contextualism and also one of the most exciting original approaches to epistemology: subject sensitive invariantism. Obligatory reading for anyone interested in contemporary epistemology.
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Pragmatic Epistemology Jan. 5 2007
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Stanley is a young but extraordinary philosopher. If epistemology is your interest, then this book is on the cutting edge of the topic. Stanley links our needs and perhaps our desires with what we consider to be knowledge. He does it well, with each chapter breaking down his argument and offering up alternative theories. At some points, the book becomes a bit tedious, but in dealing with theories of knowledge, that is understandable. If pragmatism plays into your philosophy of life, then Stanley is your man.


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