Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan Woleński
      Pages 3-54
  3. Sources of Knowledge and Belief

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Robert Audi
      Pages 57-108
    3. Elizabeth Fricker
      Pages 109-130
    4. Richard Samuels, Stephen Stich, Luc Faucher
      Pages 131-179
  4. Knowledge Acquisition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Kevin Kelly
      Pages 183-203
    3. Matti Sintonen, Mika Kiikeri
      Pages 205-253
  5. Truth and Justification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Robert K. Shope
      Pages 283-329
    3. Marian David
      Pages 331-414
    4. Susan Haack
      Pages 415-436
    5. Göran Sundholm
      Pages 437-466
    6. Markus Lammenranta
      Pages 467-497
    7. Paul Weirich
      Pages 499-520
    8. Ilkka Niiniluoto
      Pages 521-545
  6. Epistemology and Areas of Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 547-547
    2. Paul Humphreys
      Pages 549-569
    3. Roman Murawski
      Pages 571-606
    4. Joseph Margolis
      Pages 607-645
    5. Tom Stoneham
      Pages 647-672
    6. Keith Yandell
      Pages 673-706
    7. Kent Johnson, Ernie Lepore
      Pages 707-731
  7. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 733-733
    2. Michael Bradie
      Pages 735-745
    3. Harvey Siegel
      Pages 747-780
    4. Frederick F. Schmitt
      Pages 841-918
    5. David Bloor
      Pages 919-962
    6. Wolfgang Lenzen
      Pages 963-983
    7. David Novitz
      Pages 985-1012
    8. Kathleen Lennon
      Pages 1013-1026
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 1027-1052

About this book


Epistemology or theory of knowledge has always been one of the most important -if not the most important -field of philosophy. New arguments are constantly brought to bear on old views, new variants are marshalled to revive ancient stands, new concepts and distinctions increase the sophistication of epistemogical theories. There are a great many excellent textbooks, monographs as well as anthologies consisting of articles in epistemology. Similarly, there are useful philosophical dictionaries which contain a great number of relatively short entries, and general philosophical handbooks which also touch epistemological issues. This volume of 27 essays grew out from the interest to see a handbook which is devoted entirely to the historical roots and systematic development of theory of knowledge. It is not intended to compete but to supplement the already existing literature. It aims at giving both beginners and more advanced students as well as professionals in epistemology and other areas of philosophy an overview of the central problems and solutions of epistemology. The essays are self-contained and stil often rather extensive discussions of the chosen aspects of knowledge. The contributions presuppose very little familiarity with previous literature and only a few of them require the mastery of even elementary logical notation. This, we hope, makes the volume also accessible to the philosophically interested wider audience. The contributors were asked to provide substantial, up-to-date, self-contained and balanced surveys of the various subareas and more specific topics of epistemology, with reference to literature.


epistemological problem epistemology knowledge logic reason subject truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Ilkka Niiniluoto
    • 1
  • Matti Sintonen
    • 2
  • Jan Woleński
    • 3
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.University of TampereFinland
  3. 3.Jagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-6969-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-1986-9
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