How Do We Know?

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Format: Paperback

Vendor: IVP Academic

Publication Date: March 01, 2014


ISBN: 0830840362

ISBN-13: 9780830840366

Number of Pages: 195

Dimensions: 9 × 6.00 (inches)

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What does it mean to know something? Can we have confidence in our knowledge? Epistemology, the study of knowledge, can often seem like a daunting subject. And yet few topics are more basic to human life. We are inquisitive creatures by nature, and the unending quest for truth leads us to raise difficult questions about the quest itself. What are the conditions, sources and limits of our knowledge? Do our beliefs need to be rationally justified? Can we have certainty? In this primer on epistemology, James Dew and Mark Foreman guide students through this discipline in philosophy. By asking basic questions and using clear, jargon-free language, they provide an entry into some of the most important issues in contemporary philosophy.

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