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Epistemic Principles

A Primer for the Theory of Knowledge


Nicholas Rescher

Epistemic Principles: A Primer of the Theory of Knowledge presents a compact account of the basic principles of the theory of knowledge. In doing this, Nicholas Rescher aims to fill the current gap in contemporary philosophical theory of knowledge with a comprehensive analysis of epistemological fundamentals. The book is not a mere inventory of such rules and principles, but rather interweaves them into a continuous exposition of basic issues. Written at a user-friendly and accessible level, Epistemic Principles is an essential addition for both advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in epistemology.
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As mentioned in the Preface, there is no general guidebook or handbook of epistemological principles. There are, however, various good text anthologies devoted to currently debated themes and doctrines. Some of the best are:

• Michael Huemer and Robert Audi (eds.), Epistemology: Contemporary Readings (London and New York: Routledge, 2002).

• Jonathan Dancy and Ernst Sosa (eds.), A Companion to Epistemology (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992).

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