Category Archives: Epistemology

Time and Identity (Topics in Contemporary Philosophy)

The concepts of time and identity seem at once unproblematic and frustratingly difficult. Time is an intricate part of our experience—it would seem that the passage of time is a prerequisite for having any experience at all—and yet recalcitrant questions … Continue reading

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Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

While much has been written on Descartes’ theory of mind and ideas, no systematic study of his theory of sensory representation and misrepresentation is currently available in the literature. Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Misrepresentation is an ambitious attempt … Continue reading

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Augustine: On the Free Choice of the Will, On Grace and Free Choice, and Other Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

The works translated here deal with two major themes in the thinking of St Augustine (354-430): free will and divine grace. On the one hand, free will enables human beings to make their own choices; on the other hand, God’s … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Perception: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy)

The philosophy of perception investigates the nature of our sensory experiences and their relation to reality. Raising questions about the conscious character of perceptual experiences, how they enable us to acquire knowledge of the world in which we live, and … Continue reading

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Origins of Objectivity

Tyler Burge presents a substantial, original study of what it is for individuals to represent the physical world with the most primitive sort of objectivity. By reflecting on the science of perception and related psychological and biological sciences, he gives … Continue reading

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Not Exactly: In Praise of Vagueness

Our daily lives are full of vagueness or fuzziness. When we describe someone as “tall,” for example, it is as though there is a particular height beyond which a person can be considered “tall.” In this stimulating book, Kees Van … Continue reading

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Epistemology: Classic Problems and Contemporary Responses (Elements of Philosophy)

In Epistemology, Laurence Bonjour introduces the serious philosophy student to the history and concepts of epistemology, while simultaneously challenging them to take an active part in its ongoing debates. The text reflects BonJour’s conviction that the place to start any … Continue reading

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Epistemology and Probability: Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrödinger, and the Nature of Quantum-Theoretical Thinking (Fundamental Theories of Physics)

The book offers an exploration of the relationships between epistemology and probability in the work of Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and Erwin Schrödinger; in quantum mechanics; and in modern physics as a whole. It also considers the implications of these … Continue reading

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Rethinking Popper (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science)

In September 2007, more than 100 philosophers came to Prague with the determination to approach Karl Popper’s philosophy as a source of inspiration in many areas of our intellectual endeavor. This volume is a result of that effort. Topics cover … Continue reading

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Relativism and Monadic Truth

Relativism has dominated many intellectual circles, past and present, but the twentieth century saw it banished to the fringes of mainstream analytic philosophy. Of late, however, it is making something of a comeback within that loosely configured tradition, a comeback … Continue reading

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