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Epistemic AngstRadical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Duncan Pritchard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a completely new solution to the ancient philosophical problem of radical skepticism—the challenge of explaining how it is possible to have knowledge of a world external to us. The ... More

Knowing Full Well

Knowing Full Well

Ernest Sosa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143972
eISBN:
9781400836918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143972.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explains the nature of knowledge through an approach originated by the author years ago, known as virtue epistemology. The book provides a comprehensive account of the author's views on ... More

Mere PossibilitiesMetaphysical Foundations of Modal Semantics

Mere Possibilities: Metaphysical Foundations of Modal Semantics

Robert Stalnaker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147123
eISBN:
9781400842292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147123.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It seems reasonable to believe that there might have existed things other than those that in fact exist, or have existed. But how should we understand such claims? Standard semantic theories exploit ... More

When Is True Belief Knowledge?

When Is True Belief Knowledge?

Richard Foley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154725
eISBN:
9781400842308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154725.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A woman glances at a broken clock and comes to believe it is a quarter past seven. Yet, despite the broken clock, it really does happen to be a quarter past seven. Her belief is true, but it isn't ... More

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