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Epistemology: The Justification Of Belief

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Paperback, 92 pages
Published November 1st 1982 by InterVarsity Press
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Timothy Darling
May 04, 2012 Timothy Darling rated it liked it
Recommends it for: students of philosphy, students of apologetics, debaters
I took way too many notes on this book to try to put them all here. Suffice it to say it raises two important points in my thinking. One, that I am decidedly philosophically ill equipped to judge this book. I have too weak a background in the language of epistimology to state an opinion on whether or not this is a good book. It is certainly a complicated book and requires more careful reading than I am currently accustomed to. I found myself retracing my steps two and sometimes three time in ord ...more
Milton Goodwin
Feb 27, 2014 Milton Goodwin rated it really liked it
this book did more, when I read it, than most of the books in my library to form my thoughts into coherent cohesive ideas. This sets the table to understand why we think about just about everything if not everything. It simply lead me to think this simple distillation: We are the sum of what we believe or think. OR as a much more famous and REAL author put it: as a man thinks so is he. The path of understanding one's own heart begins and may well end in one's epistemology. It is just that simple ...more
J. Wallace
Oct 12, 2012 J. Wallace rated it really liked it
Good book that discusses how we come to “know” something is true. I also discuss this topic in my book, “Cold Case Christianity” (Chapter 9: Know When Enough Is Enough)

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Shelves: philosophy
One of the best introductions to epistemology including epistemic virtues.
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“Surely it is the one who fears he is wrong who avoids criticism. The one who is sure he is right invites it. It only illuminates the strength of beliefs and makes them more available to others.” 16 likes
“We all know dogmatists who are more concerned about holding their opinions than about investigating their truth. ... if they are mistaken, they will never discover it; they have condemned themselves to perpetual error. Human beings (including myself) sometimes use their beliefs for wish-fulfillment. Too often we believe what we want to be true.” 12 likes
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