Offering a unique and wide-ranging examination of the theory of knowledge, this comprehensive collection deftly blends readings from the foremost classical sources with the work of important contemporary philosophical thinkers. Formative voices of epistemology from ancient Greek philosophy, medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, classical pragmatism, and contemporary analytic philosophy are amply represented. Organized chronologically and thematically, Human Knowledge, 3/e presents an impressive collection of essays from Plato, Aristotle, Sextus Empiricus, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, James, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Quine, Gettier, Kripke, and many others. Featuring nontechnical selections that are accessible to undergraduates, this text is ideal for any course that deals with the major philosophical approaches to human knowledge. With section overviews by the editors-including a substantial general introduction-and helpful, up-to-date bibliographies, this definitive work offers an exceptional introduction to our ancient struggle with the shape of our own intellectual experience.
The third edition adds selections by Thomas Reid, Richard Rorty, David B. Annis, Richard Feldman and Earl Conee, Ernest Sosa, Barry Stroud, and Louis M. Antony.