Basic Belief And Basic Knowledge: Papers In Epistemology René van Woudenberg

ISBN: 9783937202709

Published: August 1st 2005

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Basic Belief And Basic Knowledge: Papers In Epistemology  by  René van Woudenberg

Basic Belief And Basic Knowledge: Papers In Epistemology by René van Woudenberg
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Over the last two decades foundationalism has been severely criticized. In response, various alternatives have been advanced, notably coherentism. At the same time new versions of foundationalism were crafted, that were claimed to be immune to theMoreOver the last two decades foundationalism has been severely criticized. In response, various alternatives have been advanced, notably coherentism.

At the same time new versions of foundationalism were crafted, that were claimed to be immune to the earlier criticisms. This volume contains 12 essays in which various aspects of this dialectic are covered. A number of contributions continue the trend to defend foundationalism, and foundationalisms commitment to basic beliefs and basic knowledge, against various attacks.

Others aim to show that one important objection against coherentism, viz. that the notion of coherence is too vague to be useful, can be countered. Next to these more general issues related to foundationalism, a number of articles deal with much more specific topics. First, various ones deal with mathematical knowledge, and with the problems attached to the idea of basic mathematical knowledgeproblems that derive in part from Benacerrafs work.

Second, various contributors deal with Plantingas notion of properly basic belief, criticizing it and at the same time proposing improvements on it. Finally there are essays that deal with the problems of basicality in moral knowledge, testimony, and proprioperception.Ren van Woudenberg is professor of philosophy at the Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is the Co-Editor of the he Cambridge Companion to Thomas Reid (2004). Sabine Roeser is an assistant professor at the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands.

Ron Rood is adjunct professor of philosophy at the Vrije University of Amsterdam.



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