Proof of an External World

Proof of an External World
Title Proof of an External World PDF eBook
Author George Edward Moore
Publisher
Pages 50
Release 1939
Genre Realism
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The Proof of the External World

The Proof of the External World
Title The Proof of the External World PDF eBook
Author Steven M. Duncan
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages 244
Release 2008-04-01
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1556351097

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ÒDescartes' attempt to ground the possibility of human knowledge in the existence of God was judged to be a complete failure by his contemporaries, and this remains the universal opinion of philosophers to this day, despite the fact that three and a half centuries of secular epistemology--which attempts to ground the possibility of knowledge either in the unaided human intellect or in natural processes--has failed to do any better. Further, the leading twentieth-century attempts at theistic epistemology reject both the conception of knowledge and the standards of epistemic evaluation that Descartes takes for granted. ÒIn this book--partly an interpretation of Descartes and partly an attempt to complete his project-- the author attempts to show that a theistic epistemology incorporating Platonic and Aristotelian/Thomist elements can revitalize the Cartesian approach to the solution of the central problems of epistemology, including that most elusive of prizes--the proof of the external world.Ó --From the author's preface




The Proof of the External World

The Proof of the External World
Title The Proof of the External World PDF eBook
Author Steven M Duncan
Publisher James Clarke & Company
Pages 244
Release 2008-11-27
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0227903382

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Descartes' attempt to ground the possibility of human knowledge in the existence of God was judged to be a complete failure by his contemporaries. This remains the universal opinion of philosophers to this day, despite the fact that three and a halfcenturies of secular epistemology which attempts to ground the possibility of knowledge either in the unaided human intellect or in natural processes has failed to do any better. Further, the leading twentieth century attempts at theistic epistemology reject both the conception of knowledge and the standards of epistemic evaluation that Descartes takes for granted. In this book - partly an interpretation of Descartes and partly an attempt to complete his project the author endeavours to show that a theistic epistemology incorporating Platonic and Aristotelian/Thomist elements can revitalize the Cartesian approach to the solution of the central problems of epistemology, including that most elusive of prizes the proof of the external world. This book is essential reading for students of epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy.




Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty

Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty
Title Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty PDF eBook
Author Avrum Stroll
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 207
Release 1994-02-03
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0195359135

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Ludwig Wittgenstein's On Certainty was finished just before his death in 1951 and is a running commentary on three of G.E. Moore's greatest epistemological papers. In the early 1930s, Moore had written a lengthy commentary on Wittgenstein, anticipating some of the issues Wittgenstein would discuss in On Certainty. The philosophical relationship between these two great philosophers and their overlapping, but nevertheless differing, views is the subject of this book. Both defended the existence of certainty and thus opposed any form of skepticism. However, their defenses and conceptions of certainty differed widely, as did their understanding of the nature of skepticism and how best to combat it. Stroll's book contains a careful and critical analysis of their differing approaches to a set of fundamental epistemological problems.




Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus: Heidegger, authenticity, and modernity

Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus: Heidegger, authenticity, and modernity
Title Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus: Heidegger, authenticity, and modernity PDF eBook
Author Mark A. Wrathall
Publisher MIT Press
Pages 428
Release 2000
Genre Computers
ISBN 9780262731270

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These essays focus on the dialogue with the continental philosophical tradition, in particular the work of Heidegger, that has played a foundational role in Dreyfus's thinking.




First Philosophy II: Knowledge and Reality

First Philosophy II: Knowledge and Reality
Title First Philosophy II: Knowledge and Reality PDF eBook
Author Andrew Bailey
Publisher Broadview Press
Pages 342
Release 2004-08-06
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 9781551116587

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First Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality brings together classic and ground-breaking readings on epistemology and the philosophy of science. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of much of the material, the editor has provided comprehensive introductions both to the central topics and to each individual selection. By providing a detailed discussion of the historical and intellectual background to each piece, he aims to enable readers to approach the material without unnecessary barriers to understanding. In an introductory chapter, the editor provides a brief introduction to the nature of philosophical enquiry, to the nature of argument, and to the process of reading and writing within the academic discipline of philosophy.




Transcendental Heidegger

Transcendental Heidegger
Title Transcendental Heidegger PDF eBook
Author Steven Galt Crowell
Publisher Stanford University Press
Pages 324
Release 2007
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 9780804755115

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The thirteen original essays in this volume represent the most sustained investigation, in any language, of the connections between Heidegger's thought—both early and late—and the tradition of transcendental philosophy.