Basic Belief and Basic Knowledge
Papers in Epistemology
Publication Date: 08-01-2005
DescriptionOver the last two decades foundationalism has been severely criticized. In response, various alternatives have been advanced, notably coherentism. At the same time new versions of foundationalism were crafted, that were claimed to be immune to the earlier criticisms. This volume contains 12 essays in which various aspects of this dialectic are covered. A number of contributions continue the trend to defend foundationalism, and foundationalism's commitment to basic beliefs and basic knowledge, against various attacks. Others aim to show that one important objection against coherentism, viz. that the notion of æcoherence' is too vague to be useful, can be countered.
RenÚ van Woudenberg is professor of philosophy at the Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is the Co-Editor of the he "Cambridge Companion to Thomas Reid" (2004). Sabine Roeser is an assistant professor at the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands. Ron Rood is adjunct professor of philosophy at the Vrije University of Amsterdam.
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