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An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge


Noah Lemos, College of William and Mary, Virginia


Now revised and containing three new chapters, this book provides a clear and accessible introduction to epistemology, or the theory of knowledge. 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, skepticism, the problem of epistemic circularity, a priori knowledge, naturalized epistemology, and the epistemic significance of testimony and disagreement. Intended primarily for students taking their first classes in epistemology, this lucid and well-written…

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  • Introduces a wide array of problems in contemporary epistemology and considers their attempted solutions clearly and systematically
  • Includes in-depth discussion of the Gettier problem, theories of justification, skepticism, a priori knowledge and naturalized epistemology
  • Contains three new chapters on externalism and internalism, epistemic circularity and testimony and disagreement

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