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Pojman's THE THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE: CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY READINGS is nothing less than the most up-to-date and comprehensive reader in knowledge theory on the market. Containing 63 readings, the book is now organized into eleven parts that outline the subjects' central to contemporary epistemology. Opposing positions are set forth for all issues and a brief synopsis introduces each reading.

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An anthology of 64 philosophical articles on epistemology, ranging broadly in perspective, examines theories and justifications of knowledge (including a section on the philosophy of science). Pojman (philosophy, U.S. Military Academy) has arranged the articles such that they speak to each other in debate and dialogue, organizing the essays into sections on skepticism, perception, the analysis of knowledge, foundationalism and coherentism, externalism and internalism, a priori knowledge, the justification of induction, scientific method, ethics of belief, and major challenges to contemporary epistemology.
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Louis P. Pojman (1935-2005) was Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the United States Military Academy and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Copenhagen and a Rockefeller Fellow at Hamburg University. He received his D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1997.His first position was at the University of Notre Dame, after which he taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. Later, at the University of Mississippi, he served for three years as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 1995, he became Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He most recently was Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University in Utah and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Oxford University. Pojman won several research and teaching awards, including the Burlington Northern Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship (1988) and the Outstanding Scholar/Teacher in the Humanities at the University of Mississippi (1994). He wrote in the areas of philosophy of religion, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy and authored or edited more than 30 books and 100 articles. Pojman passed away in 2005.

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Pojman, Louis
Cengage Learning
Pojman, Louis P.(Louis P. Pojman)
General Philosophy
Philosophy : General
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