Martinich, A.P. 1991 0-7734-9711-0 215 pages A collection of articles by distinguished philosophers from the US and Europe on two central topics in epistemology, certainty and surfaces. Four of the ten articles discuss Avrum Stroll's Surfaces (1988), and the collection as a whole is intended to honor Stroll's work.
Kelly, Frank J. 2016 1-4955-0435-2 120 pages This study of the perceptual foundation for the theory of categorial judgment of Edmund Husserl possesses two objectives. First, clarification of the confusion concerning the purpose of his last major phenomenological treatise, Experience and Judgment. Secondly, a presentation of his theory of categorial judgment.
Meynell, Hugo 2012 0-7734-1566-1 260 pages With his extraordinary command over English and his ability to transmit ideas clearly, Meynell takes on the concept of atheism and what he labels as Schleiermacher’s cultured ‘despisers of religion’. He argues that the concept of God is a rational belief and that the awareness of divinity illuminates the path for science. Not only does Meynell defend the existence of God, but also Christianity itself. He describes it as a form of dispensation to meet our human condition which acts as a substitute to the atheistic materialist alternative. Meynell adds that there is much to be learned from other religions and that religion can co-exist with critical philosophy and science.
Carrier, L. S. 2011 0-7734-1495-9 168 pages This book offers a causal account of knowledge as a true belief caused by the state of affairs in the world. It also presents a conceptual theory of epistemic reasons. Although both foundationalism and coherentism provide some insights into what constitutes a good epistemic reason for belief, it is argued that neither view provides a satisfactory account of good epistemic reasons. This is because foundationalism results in a dogmatic viewpoint, and coherentism does not serve to tie one's beliefs to the world. Instead, it is argued that good epistemic reasons not only depend upon the context in which they are offered in defending claims to knowledge, but also upon a grounding of such reasons in something that is known. It is argued that this pragmatic, contextual account of epistemic reasons anchored in the world offers an antidote to skepticism while also preserving our pre-analytic understanding of what constitutes a good reason for belief.
Pietersen, Herman J. 2014 0-7734-4314-2 230 pages The first application of the theory embracing an integration of the metaphysical with empirical science allowing for an examination of archetypal orientations, that provide meaningful comparisons and profiling for a range of topics and scholarly endeavors, in one book. This work examines and reflects upon the meta-theoretical and cross-disciplinary nature of this approach. It represents a follow-up on the author’s first volume “The Four Types of Knowing – Metaphysical, Scientific, Narrative and Pragmatic: A Meta-Epistemology of Mind”.
Adeel, M. Ashraf 2010 0-7734-1353-7 152 pages This book examines both Quine’s and Davidson’s views on underdetermination and
language and argues underdetermination provides an epistemological basis for pluralism by justifying alternative world views or conceptual schemes in science.
Balsvik, Eivind 2003 0-7734-6545-6 246 pages First-person authority is the thesis that subjects have a privileged non-evidence-based form of epistemic warrant for self-ascriptions of psychological concepts that does not attach to third-person evidence-based ascriptions of the same concepts. Davidson thinks the fact that we do have first-person authority over self-ascriptions of psychological concepts gives rise to two connected philosophical problems. The epistemic problem: How can non-evidence based self-ascriptions of psychological concepts be more justified than third-person ascriptions that are evidentially based? The skeptical problem: Why are we warranted in thinking that the psychological concepts we ascribe to ourselves without appeal to evidence are the same as the corresponding psychological concepts others ascribe to us on the basis of evidence?
Lazarevic, Milo 2021 1-4955-0866-8 350 pages Professor Milo Lazarevic composes in this masterful book his paintings, sculptures and eclectic objects (from full color plates), revealing his insightful philosophical and artistic awareness of "intuitive reality." This bilingual English and Serbo-Croatian, 9"x12" full-color multimedia compilation of Dr. Lazarevic's artistic works (350 pages) represents the author's esteemed career as an art educator as well as a highly esteemed, award winning painter and sculptor.
Camara, Mohamed Saliou 2015 1-4955-0277-5 208 pages This work investigates knowledge systems intrinsic to African civilizations to ascertain ways in which those systems can help validate or invalidate the argument pertaining to the existence of an African epistemology. This approach calls for a paradigm shift in conceptualizing and researching African epistemology free from Eurocentric and Afrocentric biases.
Fang, J. 1997 0-7734-8511-2 392 pages This study will lead to a picture of Kant and his first Critique quite different from most if not all earlier versions. It examines the first Critique as a whole, without becoming stuck in a quagmire of microscopic topics, and limits the study strictly relative to mathematics. The greatest emphasis is on the relevance and compatibility between Kant's epistemology and mathematics proper in the mainstream, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. This study draws the boldest line of demarcation between mathematics and meta-mathematics.
Wilcox, Joel 1994 0-7734-9122-8 192 pages This study contributes to scholarship in five ways. It provides a unified framework within which to view the development of Presocratic thought; it points out three aspects of Xenophanes' skepticism, and shows that (and how) Heraclitus responded to each; it summarizes key issues concerning psyche and logos, and attempts to settle certain long-standing debates concerning them; it argues that Heraclitus' concepts of psyche and logos resulted from his need to construct an epistemological theory in order to counter Xenophanean skepticism; and it make use of various traditional Greek assumptions such as the principles of "like-to-like," the analogy of microcosm and macrocosm, and the concepts of balance and measure as exemplified in the ideal of sophrosune.
Blackman, Larry Lee 2005 0-7734-6108-6 388 pages This anthology consists of twelve essays concerning the thought of University of Iowa Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Panayot Butchvarov, together with his comments on each. Butchvarov’s work reveals extraordinary breadth and depth, running the gamut of metaphysics (including proto-ontology), epistemology, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. Unusual for contemporary philosophers, he is sympathetic both to continental phenomenology and existentialism and also to British-American analytical philosophy. Highly eclectic, he draws upon the views of Descartes, Hume, Kant, Meinong, Moore, Wittgenstein (both “early” and “later”), and Sartre as well as other classical and contemporary thinkers, but at the same time he is quite original, setting forth and defending a range of bold, often controversial, theses on identity, existence, reality, knowledge, language, mind, consciousness, goodness, and universals.
Harper, Albert W. J. 1997 0-7734-8618-6 240 pages This is a treatment of time as it is experienced in human intuition, but also the attempt to capture time in some epistemologically significant form. Proposals to interpret time from a mathetmatical approach or from the perspective of the physical sciences are examined with reference to recent investigations by Adolf Grünbaum and W. H. Newton-Smith. In addition to a brief treatment of Kant's theory of time, main themes include: the origin of time; the nature of time; the direction of time; time and identity, time and ontology; time as principle; geometricization of time; the metric of time; and the disappearance of time.
Sorri, Mari 1989 0-88946-324-7 250 pages Modern philosophy has been predicated on the assumption that knowledge is exclusively a function of the mind. Using the insights of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michael Polanyi, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, the authors seek to trace out the implications of such a disembodied epistemology and critique the subject-object dichotomy that follows from these assumptions.
Colavito, Maria M. 1989 0-88946-398-0 164 pages The first study uncovering Pythagorean epistemology as the intertext of Ovid's masterpiece. Creates a completely new interpretation of this classic and its author.
Kennard, Douglas W. 1999 0-7734-8217-2 204 pages This volume explores the relationship between epistemology, hermeneutics and contextualization by specialists making significant contributions to each of their fields and especially when they are taken in integration with the other disciplines. Epistemology issues are examined from the context of reformation traditions in a multicultural world, and the contribution of modern and post-modern philosophy. Epistemic issues from different eras are illustrated with literature, art and music. Biblical theology is championed as the textual arbiter between traditions. It offers a provocative integration of disciplines for scholars. Christian colleges and seminaries will find this a stimulating textbook for courses in philosophy, hermeneutics, or contextualization. Pastors and lay people will be interested in the topic for its call to truth, its answer to postmodernism, and practical aid in executing the hermeneutical process and contextualization.
Gaffney, Paul 1996 0-7734-2268-4 232 pages This study provides a comprehensive examination of the legal theory of Ronald Dworkin, arguably the most original and provocative philosopher of law that America has produced this century. Dworkin's work represents an effort to synthesize the moral commitments of the natural law tradition with the hermeneutical character of post-modern philosophy. The result is an interpretive theory of law, focused on the essentially moral character of hard case adjudication. Judges strive to be principled and consistent in their resolution of legal disputes, thus manifesting an implicit commitment to the ideal of Integrity. This book clarifies and probes the moral, epistemological, and metaphysical commitments of Law as Integrity.
Sweet, William 2006 0-7734-5589-2 388 pages These volumes collect and introduce the major writings of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord (1880-1941). Regarded as one of the finest minds in South African philosophy in the early twentieth century, Lord nevertheless published little during his lifetime part from his The Principles of Politics (1921) and a few short essays. The editors of these volumes bring together not only Lord’s published work, but almost all of his previously-unpublished lectures and essays.
This work provides a survey of philosophy from Descartes to Hegel, found in unpublished manuscripts of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord.
St. Clair, Robert N. 2009 0-7734-7232-0 436 pages This work documents the six major European metaphors that constitute Western thought, and examines the theoretical foundations of metaphors and what roles they play in epistemology, history of ideas, and sociology of culture. Will interest scholars in the fields of sociolinguistics, sociology of knowledge, post-structuralism, critical rhetoric of inquiry, and social studies of science.
Schaeffer, John 2011 0-7734-1562-9 924 pages This new translation provides a complete picture of Vico as a forerunner of constructivist epistemology. In addition, it demonstrates that he was a critic of the enlightenment, a significant humanist and culture theorist who influenced Karl Marx and James Joyce.
Reeves-Ellington, Richard 2010 0-7734-1320-0 484 pages This book presents a new theory of culture that attempts to present a unified taxonomy and lexicon of definitions of culture by various social scientists for use in the inter-disciplinary investigation of organizational culture. Both both qualitative and quantitative data is presented and analysed.