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Kant and Skepticism

by Michael N. Forster

This book puts forward a much-needed reappraisal of Immanuel Kant's conception of and response to skepticism, as set forth principally in the Critique of Pure Reason. It is widely recognized that Kant's theoretical...


Dialogues on Relativism, Absolutism, and Beyond: Four Days in India

by Michael Krausz

What is truth, goodness, or beauty? Can we really define these concepts without the idea of a frame of reference? In the newest addition to the New Dialogues in Philosophy series, Michael Krausz presents fictional...


Knowing Full Well

by Ernest Sosa

In this book, Ernest Sosa explains the nature of knowledge through an approach originated by him years ago, known as virtue epistemology. Here he provides the first comprehensive account of his views on epistemic...


Disease, Health Care and Government in Late Imperial Russia

by Charlotte E Henze

This book addresses fundamental issues about the last decades of Tsarist Russia, exploring the social, economic and political impact of successive outbreaks of cholera and the politics of public health policy,...


The Official History of the British Civil Service

by Rodney Lowe

This first volume of the Official History of the UK Civil Service covers its evolution from the Northcote-Trevelyan Report of 1854 to the first years of Mrs Thatcher's government in 1981.


Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics

by Peter Willetts

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Amnesty International and Oxfam to Greenpeace and Save the Children are now key players in global politics. This informative book provides a comprehensive overview...


Living Yogacara: An Introduction to Consciousness-Only Buddhism

by Tagawa Shun'ei & Charles Muller

Yogacara is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology that stems from the early Indian Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The Yogacara view is based on the fundamental truth that there is nothing...


How Do You Know?: The Economics of Ordinary Knowledge

by Russell Hardin

How do ordinary people come to know or believe what they do? We need an account of this process to help explain why people act as they do. You might think I am acting irrationally--against my interest or my...


Truth and Skepticism

by Robert Almeder

Robert Almeder provides a comprehensive discussion and definitive refutation of our common conception of truth as a necessary condition for knowledge of the world, and to defend in detail an epistemic conception...


Advances in Experimental Epistemology

by James R. Beebe

Experimental epistemology uses experimental methods of the cognitive sciences to shed light on debates within epistemology,the philosophical study of knowledge and rationally justified belief. In this first...


Beyond the Control of God?: Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects

by Paul Gould

The question of God's relationship to abstract objects touches on a number of perennial concerns related to the nature of God. God is typically thought to be an independent and self-sufficient being. Further,...


Belief and Make-Believe: Critical Reflections On The Sources of Credulity

by George Albert Wells

Why do so many people - sometimes even intelligent people - swallow the preposterous claims of religion? G.A. Wells, the leading freethinker of our time, tries to shed light on this puzzle in his entertaining...


Resurrecting Old-Fashioned Foundationalism

by Michael DePaul, Laurence BonJour & Richard Fumerton

The contributions in this volume make an important effort to resurrect a rather old fashioned form of foundationalism. They defend the position that there are some beliefs that are justified, and are not themselves...


The Legitimacy of Miracle

by Robert A. Larmer

The Legitimacy of Miracle defends the view that miracles, in the strong sense of being events produced by a supernatural agent overriding the usual course of nature, can take place without violating any laws...


The Politics of Expertise

by Stephen P. Turner

This book collects case studies and theoretical papers on expertise, focusing on four major themes: legitimation, the aggregation of knowledge, the distribution of knowledge and the distribution of power. It...


Advaita Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Outline of Indian Non-Realism

by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Based on original translations of passages from the works of three major thinkers of the classical Indian school of Advaita (Sankara, Vacaspati and Sri Harsa), but addressing issues found in Descartes, Berkeley,...


What Does It All Mean?: A Humanistic Account of Human Experience

by William A. Adams

As a young man Bill Adams travelled the world teaching US citizens abroad on behalf of a large state university on the East Coast. Back home he reflected that if there were answers to the great questions of...


Globalization and the Decolonial Option

by Walter D. Mignolo & Arturo Escobar

This is the first book in English profiling the work of a research collective that evolved around the notion of "coloniality", understood as the hidden agenda and the darker side of modernity and whose members...


Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and Its Implications

by Bana Bashour & Hans D. Muller

One of the most pervasive and persistent questions in philosophy is the relationship between the natural sciences and traditional philosophical categories such as metaphysics, epistemology and the mind. Contemporary...


Epistemology: Indian Philosophy

by Roy W. Perrett

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.