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Epistemology

The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, Volume 5

Richard Cobb-Stevens, Editor

The papers in this volume are grouped loosely under five headings which blur somewhat the boundaries of the standard classifications in this field. Papers in the first group give priority to the “first person” perspective and therefore to various modes of intuition. Papers in the second group give priority to the “third person” perspective and therefore to physical causality. Those in the third group emphasize the cultural, historical, or social contexts of our knowledge. Those in the fourth group call attention to the intellectual virtues requisite for the development of a balanced epistemology. Finally, papers in fifth group emphasize that the most effective response to skepticism is to abandon absolutist claims in favor of a provisional rationality better suited to deal with epistemological issues.

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