Epistemology

A Beginner's Guide

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About The Book

How do you know what you know?

Epistemology is the philosophical study of knowledge. Without knowledge, scientific enquiry is meaningless and we can’t begin to analyse the world around us. What is knowledge? How do you know you are not dreaming? Should we trust our senses? Presuming no prior experience of philosophy, this book covers everything in the topic from scepticism and possible worlds to Kant’s transcendentalism. Clear and readable, Epistemology: A Beginner’s Guide is essential reading for students and aspiring thinkers.

About The Author

Robert M. Martin is Professor of Philosophy at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia in Canada. He has authored several books on philosophy, including The Philosopher's Dictionary.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (July 1, 2010)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851687329

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"Very clear and accessible. Ideal for anyone new to epistemology."

– Duncan Pritchard - Chair in Epistemology in the Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

"Well informed, user friendly, engaging, interesting and stimulating."

– Paul Snowdon - Head of Department of Philosophy, UCL

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