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Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy

Knowledge First?

Authors: McGlynn, Aidan

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According to a long tradition, questions about the nature of knowledge are to be answered by analyzing it as a species of true belief. In light of the apparent failure of this approach, knowledge first philosophy takes knowledge as the starting point in epistemology. Knowledge First? offers the first overview of this approach.

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Aidan McGlynn is a Chancellor's Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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'Aidan McGlynn has done us all a tremendous favour by writing this survey of knowledge first philosophy. The recent debates about knowledge-first philosophy touch upon some of the most important issues in epistemology and related areas, and I could imagine no better introduction than this. McGlynn has a keen eye for detail and a knack for tying the details together into a larger narrative structure. The discussion is critical, but not dismissive. Proponents of knowledge first philosophy and its critics will learn a great deal from this book. I recommend it without reservation.' - Clayton Littlejohn, King's College London, UK

'McGlynn takes a synoptic view of the knowledge first movement, teasing apart its various strands and offering powerful criticisms of many of them. For anyone with an interest in contemporary epistemology, this is essential and compelling reading.' - Martin Smith, University of Glasgow, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge First?
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02646-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137026460
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02645-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43920-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 227
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