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by Noah Lemos


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It covers all the basics (the "standard view" of knowledge as justified true belief, Gettier problems, rentism/relaibilism, et. and has a decent balance of theoretical discussion and specific examples. Also, it highlights some of the more recent developments in the field (. writings by Ernest Sosa).

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Series: Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy. Subjects: Epistemology and Metaphysics, Philosophy: General Interest, Philosophy. 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, the problem of the criterion, a priori knowledge, and naturalized epistemology.

Noah Lemos' An Introduction to Theory of Knowledge is a very useful introduction of the philosophy branch .

Noah Lemos' An Introduction to Theory of Knowledge is a very useful introduction of the philosophy branch of Epistemology. What makes Lemos' introduction useful is he focuses on the general and important philosophical positions in epistemology and evaluates those arguments in "pros" and "cons", or in other words evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of those positions by providing counter arguments.

Lemos, Noah, Common Sense: A Contemporary Defense (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). Lipton, Peter, Inference to the Best Explanation (London: Routledge, 1993). Luper-Foy, Steven (e., The Possibility of Knowledge (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1987). Sosa, Ernest The Raft and the Pyramid: Coherence versus Foundations in the Theory of Knowledge, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Volume V (Minneapolis, MN: The University of Minnesota Press, 1980), pp. 3–26. Sosa, Ernest Philosophical Scepticism and Epistemic Circularity, Empirical Knowledge, 2nd ed. ed. While Lemos concedes through out the book that he could not go over the subtleties and convulsions of the more difficult arguments, he does try to reiterate the more general, basic, and comprehensible arguments for many of the important positions in epistemology such as classical foundationalism, moderate foundationalism, reliablism, intellectual virtues, coherentism, and natural epistemology.

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This page intentionally left blank An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge Epistemology, or the . I do not assume that the reader has an extensive background in philosophy. In writing an introductory text, one must balance many things. I have sought to strike a balance between impartial presentation and advocacy.

Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy. By (author) Noah M. Lemos.

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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, skepticism, the problem of epistemic circularity, the problem of the criterion, a priori knowledge, and naturalized epistemology. Intended primarily for students taking a first class in epistemology, this lucid and well-written text would also provide an excellent introduction for anyone interested in knowing more about this important area of philosophy.

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Zulkishicage
Noah Lemos' An Introduction to Theory of Knowledge is a very useful introduction of the philosophy branch of Epistemology. What makes Lemos' introduction useful is he focuses on the general and important philosophical positions in epistemology and evaluates those arguments in "pros" and "cons", or in other words evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of those positions by providing counter arguments. While Lemos concedes through out the book that he could not go over the subtleties and convulsions of the more difficult arguments, he does try to reiterate the more general, basic, and comprehensible arguments for many of the important positions in epistemology such as classical foundationalism, moderate foundationalism, reliablism, intellectual virtues, coherentism, and natural epistemology. He even evaluates one of the most important contemporary arguments such as Gettier Problem which provides thought experiments that are counterexamples to the definition of knowledge according to various views of foundationalism. For every claim he quotes, Lemos carefully evaluates those claims to see whether or not they hold up to scrutiny. Because it is not entirely clear what Lemos personally believes in this makes a fine introduction since Lemos tries to objectively evaluate these positions without influencing the reader favor a specific kind. There are certain positions Lemos would explain to be untenable which could influence reader to be more careful in selecting which views he or she endorses. But in the end the purpose of the introduction is critically introducing different positions rather than merely introducing them. Unfortunately, because there are not that many introductory books on epistemology for beginners this is probably the only book for beginner interested in epistemology; it would be wise any beginner of epistemology should not pass off the opportunity to obtain this book, it might really help to read it.
Galanjov
Philosophy is woefully lacking in good introductory surveys in its various subdisciplines... which is why it's so great to see a book like this -- an accessible, clearly-written, comprehensive intro to epistemology. It covers all the basics (the "standard view" of knowledge as justified true belief, Gettier problems, foundationalism/coherentism/relaibilism, etc.) and has a decent balance of theoretical discussion and specific examples. Also, it highlights some of the more recent developments in the field (e.g. writings by Ernest Sosa). While not perfect -- for example, sometimes terms aren't defined as thoroughly as they could/should be -- for my money this is the best intro epistemology survey out there. (Though Richard Feldman's is also good. Feldman's is probably best if you have no background in philosophy, while this is a little more philosophically rigorous.)
Bloodfire
Well written make a difficult subject easy to understand.
An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy) download epub
Humanities
Author: Noah Lemos
ISBN: 0521842131
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 19, 2007)
Pages: 244 pages