Contemporary Theories of Knowledge

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9780847689361: Contemporary Theories of Knowledge
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This exciting new edition of the classic Contemporary Theories of Knowledge has been significantly updated to include analyses of the recent literature in epistemology. In addition, a new case is made for the strong connection between epistemology and artificial intelligence, as Pollock and Cruz argue that a necessary condition for the correctness of any epistemological theory is that it be possible to build an implemented artificial intelligence system on the basis of it. Like the first edition, Contemporary Theories of Knowledge, Second Edition is an excellent teaching tool, introducing the reader to the fundamental issues and approaches in the field of epistemology.

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John L. Pollock is professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona.

Joseph Cruz is assistant professor of philosophy and cognitive science at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.


"This is a stimulating book which everyone interested in the subject should read." (Philosophy And Phenomenological Research)

A thorough and accurate survey of the present state of the subject, [Pollock's] book is also an original contribution of first importance. I know of no better introduction to contemporary theories of knowledge. (Chisholm, Roderick M.)

A fine introduction to the field and to Pollock's own thought. (Sosa, Ernest)

An excellent recent survey of the present-day epistemologies of secular philosophy. . . . We can learn much . . . from the thoroughness and rigor of Pollock's argument." (Westminster Theological Journal)

The book can be read with great profit not only by advanced philosophy students, but by all professional philosophers. (The British Journal For The Philosophy Of Science)

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