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Epistemology : the classic readings
Cooper, David E. (David Edward), 1942-
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Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
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vi, 292 pages ; 23 cm.
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From Plato to Quine, this volume provides a concise collection of the essential, classic readings in theory of knowledge.

Author Notes

David E. Cooper is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Durham. He is the author of a number of books including Metaphor (1986), Existentialism (1990), and World Philosophies: An Historical Introduction (1996). He is also editor of the Blackwell Companion to Aesthetics (1992), Aesthetics: the Classic Readings (1997), and Ethics: the Classic Readings (1998). All of the above are published by Blackwell Publishers.

Table of Contents

1 Plato, Republic, 475e-480a and 506d-518c
2 Posterior Analytics, Book I, 1-4 & 31 and Book II, 19Aristotle
3 Sextus Empiricus, Outlines of Pyrrhonism, Book I, 1-16 & 18-27
4 The Book of Chuang Tzu, Chapter 2
5 The Nyaya-Sutras, from Book I, Chapter I & Book II, Chapter 1, with Vatsyayana Commentary
6 Vigrahavyavartani, 5-6, 30-51Nagarjuna
7 Meditations on First Philosophy I-III and Objections and Replies (Selections)Rene Descartes
8 (A) An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book I, Chapter 2, 1-24John Locke
(B) New Essays on Human Understanding, PrefaceG. W. Leibniz
9 An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, 12David Hume
10 Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, Essay 6, Chapter 5Thomas Reid
11 Critique of Pure Reason, Introduction. (2nd Edition), I-VIImmanuel Kant
12 On truth and lies in a nonmoral senseFriedrich Nietzsche
13 Some consequences of four incapacities (excerpt) and the fixation of beliefCharles S. Pierce
14 The Idea of Phenomenology, Lectures 1-2Edmund Husserl
15 Knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by descriptionBertrand Russell
16 On the foundation of knowledgeMoritz Schlick
17 On Certainty, 1-42, 91-105, 192-284Ludwig Wittgenstein