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An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy)

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Epistemology or the theory of knowledge is one of the cornerstones of analytic philosophy, and this book provides a clear and accessible introduction to the subject. It discusses some of the main theories of justification, including foundationalism, coherentism, reliabilism, and virtue epistemology. Other topics include the Gettier problem, internalism and externalism, ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Cambridge University Press (first published February 2007)
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William Cornwell
Oct 19, 2015 William Cornwell rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who want an introduction to the theory of knowledge in the analytic tradition of philosophy.
I have used this monograph twice in my courses and have found it to be a serviceable introduction to traditional epistemological topics in analytic philosophy. The presentation is generally clear and well organized.

I am disappointed that the book does not address topics like feminist epistemology, relativism, evolutionary epistemology, Popper's theory of conjectures and refutations, and Kuhn's theory of paradigm change. In addition, when writing about Quine in the chapter on naturalized epistemo
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Kristopher
Aug 25, 2013 Kristopher rated it really liked it
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This is a really nice introduction to analytic epistemology. The issues are set up in a clear (and, I think, accurate) way. It is written in an accessible style, even if the contemporary analytic style of defining and redefining in light of objections does get tedious. This text would serve as an excellent supplement to an undergraduate survey course in epistemology, and provides a decent bibliography for further research.
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Dec 27, 2015 K rated it liked it
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A competent, if a bit uneven, introductory textbook in contemporary epistemology. Lemos adopts a fairly straightforward format: every chapter charitably discusses some theory/ies, while also providing a number of objections. There's minimal overlap -- any overlapping material becomes more evident toward the end of the book -- so you can practically read whichever chapter you find the most interesting. Lemos is a good writer, one that has honestly tried to write a comprehensive introductory ...more
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