The Theory of Knowledge: A Thematic Introduction (American History)

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The Theory of Knowledge: A Thematic Introduction explains the main ideas and problems of contemporary epistemology while avoiding technical detail. Comprehensive and rich in illustrations and examples, it highlights contemporary debates over the definition, sources, and limits of human knowledge, and covers major topics including the nature of belief, theories of truth, epistemic justification, the Gettier problem, skepticism, and epistemic rationality. Its discussions identify important connections between traditional epistemological questions and cognitive science, the history of science, the sociology of knowledge, and cross-cultural studies.
The book culminates with a focus on questions regarding epistemological method and an examination of the roots of contemporary analytic approaches to epistemology. The authors defend a distinctive position regarding epistemological method, called broad explanationism, that incorporates some insights from naturalism in epistemology. The volume is enhanced by a glossary of important epistemological terms and suggestions for further reading. Easily accessible to beginning students in philosophy, The Theory of Knowledge serves as an ideal text for courses in the theory of knowledge and will also appeal to general readers interested in philosophy.

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Paul K. Moser is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of: The God Relationship (Cambridge University Press, 2017), The Elusive God (Cambridge UP, 2009, winner of a national book award in philosophy from the Jesuit Honor Society), The Evidence for God (Cambridge UP, 2010), The Severity of God (Cambridge UP, 2013), Knowledge and Evidence (Cambridge UP, 1989), and Philosophy after Objectivity (Oxford UP, 1997), co-author of Theory of Knowledge (Oxford UP, 1997), editor of Jesus and Philosophy (Cambridge UP, 2008) and The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology (Oxford UP, 2002), and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Problem of Evil (Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2017) and The Wisdom of the Christian Faith (Cambridge UP, 2013). He is the co-editor of the book series Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society. His book Understanding Religious Experience will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. He is now writing a book titled Testing for God's Reality: A Neglected Spiritual Discipline.

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"Many helpful features (bibliography, glossary, etc.) for students. Good mix of historical reflection and current state of the issues."--Steve Nichols, Lancaster Bible College

Advance praise: "Co-authored by three philosophers, the contents and organization of this text have had to pass intense scrutiny guided by three different approaches and sets of background assumptions. The outcome is balanced, well organized, and engaging. The authors have done their work very well indeed." --Ernest Sosa, Brown University

"A highly useful text for undergraduate courses in epistemology. Perhaps the best text of its kind to date."--James Maffie, Colorado State University

"A remarkably clear, accessible, and useful text."--Ralph Aquila, Tulane University

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