The Epistemology of Keith Lehrer

  • Erik J. Olsson

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 95)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Erik J. Olsson
      Pages 1-20
  3. Externalism vs. Internalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. John Greco
      Pages 31-41
    3. Jonathan L. Kvanvig
      Pages 43-62
    4. Todd Stewart
      Pages 63-74
    5. Volker Halbach
      Pages 75-87
  4. Coherence and Personal Justification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Charles B. Cross
      Pages 109-127
    3. Wolfgang Spohn
      Pages 129-142
    4. Carl G. Wagner
      Pages 143-152
  5. Trustworthiness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. James Van Cleve
      Pages 155-172
    3. Richard N. Manning
      Pages 195-216
  6. Undefeated Justification and the Gettier Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Hans Rott
      Pages 219-242
    3. Jacob Rosenthal
      Pages 253-259
  7. Skepticism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Peter Klein
      Pages 281-297
    3. David A. Truncellito
      Pages 299-308

About this book


Keith Lehrer is one of the leading proponents of a coherence theory of knowledge that seeks to explain what it means to know in a characteristically human way. Central to his account are the pivotal role played by a principle of self-trust and his insistence that a sound epistemology must ultimately be ecumenical in nature, combining elements of internalism and externalism. The present book is an extensive, self-contained, up-to-date study of Lehrer's epistemological work. Covering all major aspects, it contains original contributions by some of the most distinguished specialists in the field, outgoing from the latest, significantly revised version of Lehrer's theory. All basic ideas are explained in an introductory chapter. Lehrer's extensive replies in a final chapter give unique access to his current epistemological thinking.


epistemology knowledge reason

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik J. Olsson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ConstanceGermany

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