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Human Knowledge and Human Nature

Carruthers, Peter

Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992
ISBN 10: 0198751028 / ISBN 13: 9780198751021
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Titel: Human Knowledge and Human Nature

Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford

Erscheinungsdatum: 1992

Einband: Paperback

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Paperback. From the collection of the late Professor Dudley Knowles, with his personal stamp on inside front cover. Covers are slightly edge-worn, with a few minor scores and indentations. Light crease across lower leading corner of front cover. Minor wear on spine ends and leading corners. One or two stains on foot of page block. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 429548

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Inhaltsangabe: Contemporary debates in epistemology devote much attention to the nature of knowledge, but neglect the question of its sources. The distinctive focus of Human Knowledge and Human Nature is on the latter, especially on the question of innateness. Peter Carruthers' aim is to transform and reinvigorate contemporary empiricism, while also providing an introduction to a range of issues in the theory of knowledge. He gives a lively presentation and assessment of the claims of classical empiricism, particularly its denial of substantive a priori knowledge and also of innate knowledge. He argues that we would be right to reject the substantive a priori but not innateness, and then presents a novel account of the main motivation behind empiricism, which leaves contemporary empiricists free to accept innate knowledge and concepts. He closes with a discussion of scepticism, arguing that acceptance of innate concepts may lead to a decisive resolution of the problem in favour of realism. This book is intended for intermediate level students on courses in the theory of knowledge. Supplementary text for students on courses on history of modern philosophy.

Rezension: "Very good introduction to contemporary issues in theory of knowledge. Exceptionally clear and concise."--Manuel Davenport, Texas A&M"A careful reflection on the relation of human nature to the bases of our knowledge. Lucidly and engagingly written."--Leonard W. Ortmann, Conception Seminary College"Students of philosophy will find Human Knowledge and Human Nature both instructive and provocative."--Times Literary Supplement

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