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Belief, Truth and Knowledge

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  • Date Published: March 1973
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521097376

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  • A wide-ranging study of the central concepts in epistemology - belief, truth and knowledge. Professor Armstrong offers a dispositional account of general beliefs and of knowledge of general propositions. Belief about particular matters of fact are described as structures in the mind of the believer which represent or 'map' reality, while general beliefs are dispositions to extend the 'map' or introduce casual relations between portions of the map according to general rules. 'Knowledge' denotes the reliability of such beliefs as representations of reality. Within this framework Professor Armstrong offers a distinctive account of many of the main questions in general epistemology - the relations between beliefs and language, the notions of proposition, concept and idea, the analysis of truth, the varieties of knowledge, and the way in which beleifs and knowledge are supported by reasons. The book as a whole if offered as a contribution to a naturalistic account of man.

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    • Date Published: March 1973
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521097376
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Belief:
    1. The nature of belief
    2. Beliefs as states
    3. Belief and language
    4. Propositions
    5. Concepts and Ideas
    6. General beliefs
    7. Existential beliefs
    8. Further considerations about belief
    Part II. Truth:
    9. Truth
    Part III: Knowledge. 10. Knowledge entails true belief
    11. The infinite regress of reasons
    12. Non -inferential knowledge (1)
    13. Non-inferential knowledge (2)
    14. Inferential and general knowledge
    15. Further considerations about knowledge
    Conclusion
    Works Referred to
    Index.

  • Author

    D. M. Armstrong

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