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Knowledge and Skepticism

Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein


There are two main questions in epistemology: What is knowledge? And: Do we have any of it? The first question asks after the nature of a concept; the second involves grappling with the skeptic, who believes that no one knows anything. This collection addresses the themes of knowledge and skepticism, offering both contemporary epistemological analysis and historical perspectives. Contributors first consider the intrinsic nature of knowledge—in particular, aspects of what distinguishes knowledge from true belief; the extrinsic examination of knowledge, focusing on contextualist accounts; and ty ... More

Keywords: epistemology, skeptic, knowledge, skepticism, epistemological analysis, true belief, types of knowledge, perceptual knowledge, introspective knowledge, rational knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014083
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014083.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Keim Campbell, editor

Michael O'Rourke, editor

Harry S. Silverstein, editor