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Socratic Epistemology
Explorations of Knowledge-Seeking by Questioning

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  • Date Published: September 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521616515

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  • Most current work in epistemology deals with the evaluation and justification of information already acquired. In this book, Jaakko Hintikka instead discusses the more important problem of how knowledge is acquired in the first place. His model of information-seeking is the old Socratic method of questioning, which has been generalized and brought up-to-date through the logical theory of questions and answers that he has developed.

    • Discusses the concretely important problem to epistemology of how knowledge is acquired in the first place
    • Uses the old Socratic method of questioning brought up to date through the logical theory of questions and answers Hintikka developed
    • A new and illuminating approach to the field of epistemology
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    • Date Published: September 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521616515
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.342kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Epistemology without knowledge and without belief
    2. Abduction: inference, conjecture, or an answer to a question?
    3. Second-generation epistemic logic and its general significance
    4. Presuppositions and other limitations of inquiry
    5. The place of the a priori in epistemology
    6. (with John Symons) Systems of visual identification and neuroscience: lessons from epistemic logic
    7. Logical explanations
    8. Who has kidnapped the notion of information?
    9. A fallacious fallacy?
    10. Omitting data: ethical or strategic problem?

  • Author

    Jaakko Hintikka, Boston University
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