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On Knowing That One Knows

The Logic of Skepticism and Theory

by Richard Bosley (Author)
Others XI, 310 Pages
Series: Revisioning Philosophy, Volume 13

Summary

The intent of this work is to discover suitable terms for harmonizing the dispositions of both theorist and skeptic and for providing balance between them. Towards reaching balance, the work, in dialectic ways, advances a reconsideration of concepts basic to any epistemology: doubting and affirming, truth and existence, knowing and perceiving, and necessity and contingency. A new account of hypothetical and relative modalities furnishes the mechanism of balance. The work also provides a critical examination of recent defense and criticism of skepticism.

Details

Pages
XI, 310
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820419855
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1993. XI, 310 pp.

Biographical notes

Richard Bosley (Author)

The Author: The author is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He has published books on ancient logic (Aspects of Aristotle's Logic), modern epistemology (On Truth), ethics (On Good and Bad) and on the metaphysics of a theory of virtues (On Virtue and Vice, Lang 1991). Dr. Bosley has been a visting professor at the University of Pittsburgh and at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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