May 27, 1993
Oxford University Press USA; 1 edition
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Known for distinguished work in the fields of metaphysics and philosophy of religion, Alvin Plantinga ventures further into epistemology in this book and its companion volume, Warrant and Proper Function. Plantinga examines the nature of epistemic warrant; whatever it is that when added to true belief yields knowledge. This present volume surveys current contributions to the debate and paves the way for his own positive proposal in Warrant and Proper Function. This first volume serves as a good introduction to the central issues in contemporary epistemology.
"An important contribution which will be widely stimulating and influential for years to come."--Ernest Sosa, Brown University
"This two-volume work is one of the major accomplishments of twentieth-century epistemology."--Richard Foley, Rutgers University
"These books are contributions to epistemology of the first order of importance. They will, deservedly, receive a great deal of attention."--William P. Alston, Syracuse University
"A comprehensive and penetrating exposition and critique of contemporary epistemologies."--Umit D. Yalcin, East Carolina University
"A must for all epistemologists and philosophers of religion. Seldom is sustained philosophical argument such a joy to read."--Religious Studies Review
From the Back Cover
Plantinga examines the nature of epistemic warrant; what it is that when added to true belief yields knowledge. This volume surveys current contributions to the debate, looking at the main varieties of both internalism and externalism.
About the Author
Alvin Plantinga is at University of Notre Dame.