| Richard Feldman:
Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback, 197 pages. Prentice-Hall Foundations of Philosophy Series
Rezension in deutsch Autor
|After I have read some good
introductions into epistemology (
Jonathan Dancy: Introduction to Contemporary
Baumann: Erkenntnistheorie) I thought nothing could pass
these. I was wrong. Richard Feldmans Epistemology is nothing less than
Starting from the important epistemological questions Feldman gets to The Standard View.
All parts have a clear-cut scheme: introduction, explicitly stating the arguments, discussion of premises and conclusion. The chapters end with a rating of the results, Feldman give his own consideration of the position under discussion. So the reader is not left alone with a variety of theories. The book ends with: 'The Standard View is correct after all. However, its defense leads to surprisingly difficult conceptual issues and questions, many of which remain unanswered.'
Epistemology is highly recommended and despite only 197 pages (an advantage for the reader) a comprehensive introduction to the theory of knowledge.
|The Table of Contents
shows the structure of the book:
© Richard Feldman
With kind permission
Department of Philosophy, University of Rochester Rochester, NY.
Richard Feldman's Home Page
& Earl Conee: Evidentialism. Oxford 2004.
Reason and Argument. Upper Saddle River 1993; 2. ed. 1999.
|Richard Feldman: Epistemology. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2003. Taschenbuch, 197 pages. Prentice-Hall Foundations of Philosophy Series|