What is this thing called Knowledge? by PRICHARD DUNCAN

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What is Knowledge? Where does it come from? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology including recent developments such as virtue epistemology and contextualism.

Duncan Pritchard discusses traditional issues and contemporary ideas in thirteen easily digestible sections, including:

the value of knowledge
the structure of knowledge
virtues and faculties
testimony and memory

What is this thing called Knowledge? contains many helpful student-friendly features including study questions, annotated further reading, a glossary and a guide to web resources. Clear and interesting examples are used throughout.  This is an ideal first textbook in the theory of knowledge for undergraduates taking a first course in philosophy.



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Duncan Pritchard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling, UK.
Published February 25, 2010 by Routledge. 198 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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