Knowledge and its Limits

Oxford University Press (2000)
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Timothy Williamson
Oxford University
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Knowledge and its Limits presents a systematic new conception of knowledge as a kind of mental stage sensitive to the knower's environment. It makes a major contribution to the debate between externalist and internalist philosophies of mind, and breaks radically with the epistemological tradition of analyzing knowledge in terms of true belief. The theory casts new light on such philosophical problems as scepticism, evidence, probability and assertion, realism and anti-realism, and the limits of what can be known. The arguments are illustrated by rigorous models based on epistemic logic and probability theory. The result is a new way of doing epistemology and a notable contribution to the philosophy of mind.
Keywords Knowledge, Theory of
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Reprint years 2002, 2003
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Call number BD201.W55 2000
ISBN(s) 019925656X   9780199256563     9780198250432
DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2005.tb00537.x
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