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Major Works: History of Philosophy

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New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Reissuing works originally published between 1915 and 1990, this Routledge Library Edition collection offers a selection of scholarship on this important area of philosophy. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set, which includes volumes on...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Truth, Knowledge and Causation

    By C. J. Ducasse

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1969. This book examines the fundamental concepts of metaphysics and of theory of knowledge. Topics treated include the nature of substance and of causation; their relation to natural laws, dispositions, and attributes; the nature of consciousness and purposiveness; of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Anatomy of Knowledge

    Papers Presented to the Study Group on Foundations of Cultural Unity, Bowdoin College, 1965 and 1966

    Edited by Marjorie Grene

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1969. Since the seventeenth century the kind of knowledge afforded by mathematical physics has come more and more to furnish mankind with an ideal for all knowledge. The ideal also carries with it a new conception of the nature of things: all things whatsoever are held to be...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Scepticism

    By Arne Naess

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1968. Scepticism is generally regarded as a position which, if correct, would be disastrous for our everyday and scientific beliefs. According to this view, a sceptical argument is one that leads to the intuitively false conclusion that we cannot know anything. But there is...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Objectivity, Empiricism and Truth

    By R. W. Newell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1986. Wittgenstein, William James, Thomas Kuhn and John Wisdom share an attitude towards problems in the theory of knowledge which is fundamentally in conflict with the empiricist tradition. They encourage the idea that in understanding the central concepts of epistemology –...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Sensory Basis and Structure of Knowledge

    By Henry J. Watt

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1925. If we are to know what intelligence is, how the brain can think, and what place mind holds in the scheme of things, we must first have a science of the sensory basis and structure of knowledge. This book supplies that need; it also serves as a short introduction to the...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Logic of Personal Knowledge

    Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Plato's Theaetetus

    By John M. Cooper

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1990. This book discusses in a philosophically responsible and illuminating way the progress of the dialogue and its separate sections to improve our understanding of Plato’s work on Theaetetus. An early coverage of this dialogue, this investigation predated a surge in study...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Ways of Knowledge and Experience

    By Louis Arnaud Reid

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1961. This book is a study of some important ways of knowledge and experience and of the symbols through which they become articulate. Both ‘knowledge’ and ‘experience’ are interpreted in wide senses which are sanctioned by common use – though not always by the usage of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Appeal to the Given

    A Study in Epistemology

    By Jacob Joshua Ross

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1970. This work evaluates the appeal to the sensually given which played an important role in epistemological discussions during the early 20th Century. While many contemporary philosophers regarded this appeal as a mistake, there were still some who defended the notion of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge