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A companion to epistemology /
edited by Jonathan Dancy, Ernest Sosa, and Matthias Steup.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
description
xxiii, 799 pages
ISBN
9781405139007 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
isbn
9781405139007 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Preface to the first edition -- Preface to the second edition -- Part I: Ten review essays -- Part II: Twenty epistemological self-profiles -- Part III: Epistemology from A-Z.
catalogue key
7077400
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-10-01:
The first edition (CH, Apr'93, 30-4140) provided short articles on topics and figures of interest within contemporary epistemology and the history of epistemology, arranged in alphabetical order. These now appear, supplemented with several new entries, as part 3 of the second edition; perhaps half are devoted to either historical figures or topics. Part 1 consists of review essays of around ten pages each on topics of contemporary interest (skepticism and closure, contextualism, foundations and coherence, internalism-externalism, common sense, perception, virtue epistemology, social epistemology, and Bayesian epistemology). These review essays may be helpful to novices but break little new ground. Part 2 offers 20 self-profiles by important epistemologists of the 20th and 21st century. The self-profiles too often focus on what the authors want readers to remember about them, as opposed to what many may think are their most important contributions (e.g., Alvin Plantinga's focuses mostly on his famous argument against evolutionary epistemology). The historical entries in part 3 were not revised for the second edition, but should have been. The cost of this book is too high for classroom use. Summing Up: Recommended. Libraries supporting lower-level undergraduates through graduate students. N. D. Smith Lewis and Clark College
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"This excellent new edition of A Companion to Epistemology offers a thoroughly comprehensive, authoritative and cutting-edge overview of the field. It will, Im sure, be indispensable to those working in this area for many years to come." - Duncan Pritcha rd, University of Edinburgh "A comprehensive guide to epistemology. The new sections and enlargements make the Companion unique among guides to epistemology. I recommend it highly to students as well as seasoned epistemologists." - Matthew McGrath , University of Missouri
"Recommended. Libraries supporting lower-level undergraduates through graduate students". (Choice, October 2010)
"Recommended. Libraries supporting lower-level undergraduates through graduate students". (Choice, October 2010) "This excellent new edition of A Companion to Epistemology offers a thoroughly comprehensive, authoritative and cutting-edge overview of the field. It will, I'm sure, be indispensable to those working in this area for many years to come." - Duncan Pritcha rd, University of Edinburgh "A comprehensive guide to epistemology. The new sections and enlargements make the Companion unique among guides to epistemology. I recommend it highly to students as well as seasoned epistemologists." - Matthew McGrath , University of Missouri
"This excellent new edition of A Companion to Epistemology offers a thoroughly comprehensive, authoritative and cutting-edge overview of the field. It will, I'm sure, be indispensable to those working in this area for many years to come." - Duncan Pritcha rd, University of Edinburgh "A comprehensive guide to epistemology. The new sections and enlargements make the Companion unique among guides to epistemology. I recommend it highly to students as well as seasoned epistemologists." - Matthew McGrath , University of Missouri
"This excellent new edition of A Companion to Epistemology offers a thoroughly comprehensive, authoritative and cutting-edge overview of the field. It will, I'm sure, be indispensable to those working in this area for many years to come." -Duncan Pritchard, University of Edinburgh"A comprehensive guide to epistemology. The new sections and enlargements make the Companion unique among guides to epistemology. I recommend it highly to students as well as seasoned epistemologists." -Matthew McGrath, University of Missouri
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Summaries
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Since its first publication, A Companion to Epistemology has established itself as the leading single-volume epistemology reference work in the field. This extended and revised edition brings the companion up to date. Part I, consisting of newly commissioned review essays, focuses on the major topics that have an abiding centrality for the field, including a priori justification, Bayesian epistemology, closure, contextualism, epistemic virtue, internalism vs. externalism, foundationalism vs. coherentism, perception, scepticism, and social epistemology. Part II brings together twenty self-portraits of leading epistemologists who are widely recognized and respected for their contributions to the field, including Fred Dretske, Alvin Goldman, Gilbert Harman, Alvin Plantinga, John Pollock, Timothy Williamson, and Linda Zagzebski. The content of the first edition is retained in Part III: Epistemology from A-Z. This section of nearly 300 entries has been extensively revised, with many new and rewritten entries reflecting recent developments in the field. Written by leading experts, the entries in this comprehensive volume combine to form a complete and up-to-date reference guide for students and professionals alike.
Back Cover Copy
Since its first publication, A Companion to Epistemology has established itself as the leading single-volume epistemology reference work in the field. This extended and revised edition brings the companion up to date. Part I, consisting of newly commissioned review essays, focuses on the major topics that have an abiding centrality for the field, including a priori justification, Bayesian epistemology, closure, contextualism, epistemic virtue, internalism vs. externalism, foundationalism vs. coherentism, perception, scepticism, and social epistemology. Part II brings together twenty self-portraits of leading epistemologists who are widely recognized and respected for their contributions to the field, including Fred Dretske, Alvin Goldman, Gilbert Harman, Alvin Plantinga, John Pollock, Timothy Williamson, and Linda Zagzebski. The content of the first edition is retained in Part III: Epistemology from A-Z. This section of nearly 300 entries has been extensively revised, with many new and rewritten entries reflecting recent developments in the field.Written by leading experts, the entries in this comprehensive volume combine to form a complete and up-to-date reference guide for students and professionals alike.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This comprehensive single volume reference guide to epistemology has been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date.
Long Description
A Companion Epistemology, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume reference guide in this field. This new edition is comprised of over 260 A-Z entries from leading experts that have been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the field. It also includes a new section of review essays on basic problems to introduce readers to the main issues in the field and a new self-profile section with 20 entries by renowned epistemologists.
Long Description
Since its first publication, A Companion to Epistemology has established itself as the leading single-volume epistemology reference work in the field. This extended and revised new edition brings the Companion up to date. A new section of longer review essays focuses on the major topics that continue to have an abiding centrality for the field, including reliablism, memory, testimony, evidence, epistemic virtue, feminist epistemology, scepticism, Bayesian epistemology, relativism and other minds. Part II brings together 20 self-portraits of leading epistemologists widely recognized and respected for their contributions to the field including Fred Dretske, Richard Foley, Alvin Goldman, Gilbert Harman, Alvin Plantinga, John Pollock, and Linda Zagzebski. In addition the A-Z section, consisting of nearly three hundred entries, has been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the fieldWritten by leading figures in the field, the entries in this comprehensive volume combine to form a complete and up to date reference guide for students and professionals alike.
Main Description
Fully extended and revised, A Companion to Epistemology 2nd Edition includes a new section of detailed review essays, self-portraits of leading epistemologists and an up-to-date A-Z section consisting of nearly three hundred essays.The most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume reference guide on epistemology Comprised of over 280 A-Z entries from leading experts that have been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the field Includes new self-profile section with 20 entries by renowned epistemologists
Main Description
This comprehensive single volume reference guide to epistemology has been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date. Comprises over 260 A-Z entries from leading experts, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the field Features a new section of review essays on basic problems to introduce readers to the main issues in the field Includes a new self-profile section with 20 entries by renowned epistemologists
Main Description
With nearly 300 entries on key concepts, review essays on central issues, and self-profiles by leading scholars, this companion is the most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume reference guide to epistemology. Epistemology from A-Z is comprised of 296 articles on important epistemological concepts that have been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the field Includes 20 new self-profiles by leading epistemologists Contains 10 new review essays on central issues of epistemology
Main Description
With nearly 300 entries on key concepts, review essays on central issues, and self-profiles by leading scholars, this companion is the most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume reference guide to epistemology.Epistemology from A-Z is comprised of 296 articles on important epistemological concepts that have been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the field Includes 20 new self-profiles by leading epistemologists Contains 10 new review essays on central issues of epistemology
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Ten Review Essays
Skepticism and Closure
Contextualism
Foundations and Coherence
Recent Work on the Internalism-Externalism Controversy
A Priori Knowledge
The Common Sense Tradition
The Power of Perception
Twenty Epistemological Self-profiles
Robert Audi
Laurence BonJour
Stewart Cohen
Earl Conee and Richard Feldman
Fred Dretske
Richard Foley
Gilbert Harman
Peter Klein
Hilary Kornblith
Keith Lehrer
Alvin Plantinga
John Pollock
Ernest Sosa
Barry Stroud
Michael Williams
Timothy Williamson
Crispin Wright
Linda Zagzebski
Epistemology from A to Z
Index
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