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This landmark collection of essays by six renowned philosophers explores the implications of the contentious realism/antirealism debate for epistemology. The essays examine issues such as whether epistemology needs to be realist, the bearing of a realist conception of truth on epistemology, and realism and antirealism in terms of a pragmatist conception of epistemic justification. Richard Rorty's essay provides a critical commentary on the other five.

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ISBN-13: 9780847683352
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/08/1997
Series: Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Christopher B. Kulp is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University and the author of The End of Epistemology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Does the Real World Exist? Chapter 3 Realism and the Tasks of Epistemology Chapter 4 Why the Theory of Knowledge Has to Be Realistic Chapter 5 Indeterminism and Antirealism Chapter 6 pragmatism and Reasons for Belief Chapter 7 Realism, Antirealism, and Pragmatism: Comments on Alston/ Chisholm/ Davidson/ Harman/ and Searle Chapter 8 Index

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