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3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  131 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Sophisticated yet accessible and easy to read, this introduction to contemporary philosophical questions about knowledge and rationality goes beyond the usual bland survey of the major current views to show that there is argument involved. Throughout, the author provides a fair and balanced blending of the standard positions on epistemology with his own carefully reasone ...more
Paperback, 197 pages
Published December 19th 2002 by Pearson (first published 2002)
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Lukas op de Beke
Feb 12, 2016 Lukas op de Beke rated it it was amazing
This is a crystal-clear, concise and carefully structured introduction to epistemology. What I found especially appealing is that Feldman at the outset puts forward a theory of knowledge he finds best- the JTB theory or Traditional Analysis of Knowledge coupled with modest foundationalism- and then shows how this theory copes with possible objections and rival theories such as epistemological relativism, epistemological naturalism and epistemological skepticism. Finally, the book abounds in well ...more
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I read this for PHI 330, theories of knowledge, through ASU online. Feldman is an evidentialist/modest foundationalist.
Nov 13, 2014 Jim rated it it was amazing
Jim Pryor from NYU recommended Feldman to me as a great intro to the subject. I really appreciated the accessibility and clarity of Feldman's expression. The various positions were up to date with current discussions in the field of epistemology giving the reader immediate access without having to work through the history of epistemology. Moreover the counter arguments were well written and represented some of the prominent voices in epistemological circles.

I recommend this for any under graduat
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Probably the best introduction to the relevant problems in epistemology.
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Good basics i.c.o. exam on epistemology
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Skepticism is a must in a society which is open to change. Not convinced? read this book.
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