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Epistemic relativism and scepticism : unwinding the braid, Steven Bland

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Epistemic relativism and scepticism : unwinding the braid
Title
Epistemic relativism and scepticism
Title remainder
unwinding the braid
Statement of responsibility
Steven Bland
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book confronts the threats of epistemic relativism and Pyrrhonian scepticism to analytic philosophy. Epistemic relativists reject absolute notions of knowledge and justification, while sceptics claim that knowledge and justification of any kind are unattainable. If either of these views is correct, then there can be no objective basis for thinking that one set of methods does a better job of delivering accurate information than any other set of methods. Philosophers have generally sought to resist these threats by responding to the argument that seems to motivate both positions: the Agrippan trilemma. Steven Bland argues that this is a mistaken strategy. He surveys the most influential responses to the Agrippan trilemma, and shows that none of them succeeds in undermining epistemic relativism. Bland also offers a new, dialectical strategy of challenging epistemic relativism by uncovering how epistemic methods depend on one another for their applications. By means of this novel analysis, the book concludes that there are principled reasons to prefer naturalistic to non-naturalistic methods, even if these reasons do little to ease the threat of scepticism"--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bland, Steven
Index
index present
LC call number
BD221
LC item number
.B53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Relativity
  • Skepticism
  • Social epistemology
Label
Epistemic relativism and scepticism : unwinding the braid, Steven Bland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The principal argument for epistemic relativism -- Epistemic relativism in the analytic tradition -- Foundationalism and coherentism -- Externalism -- Particularism and methodism -- The charge of incoherence -- The Wittgensteinian postition -- A dialectical strategy -- Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9783319946726
Lccn
2018946170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037806450
  • (OCoLC)on1037806450
Label
Epistemic relativism and scepticism : unwinding the braid, Steven Bland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The principal argument for epistemic relativism -- Epistemic relativism in the analytic tradition -- Foundationalism and coherentism -- Externalism -- Particularism and methodism -- The charge of incoherence -- The Wittgensteinian postition -- A dialectical strategy -- Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9783319946726
Lccn
2018946170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037806450
  • (OCoLC)on1037806450

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