‘Audi’s introduction is at once philosophically insightful and masterfully written –even more so in its new edition. Guaranteed to fascinate the beginner whileretaining its exalted status with the experts.’
Claudio de Almeida,
‘My students like this book and have learned much from it, as I have ...
– especially in its second edition – is simply the best textbook inepistemology that I know of.’
Dalhousie University, Canada
Praise for the first edition:
‘No less than one would expect from a first-rate epistemologist who is also amaster expositor; lucid, comprehensive, well-structured, and excellently informedboth by the tradition and by recent developments. A superb introduction.’
‘An excellent book. It is comprehensive in scope and very systematically organised.’
‘This is a massively impressive book, introducing the reader to virtually all areasof epistemology. Robert Audi’s text is lucid and highly readable, while notshirking the considerable complexities of the subject matter.’
University of Oxford
‘Easily among the best and most comprehensive introductions to epistemology.’
‘A state-of-the-art introduction to epistemology by one of the leading figures inthe field.’
William P. Alston,
Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, is concerned with how we know what wedo, what justifies us in believing what we do, and what standards of evidence weshould use in seeking truths about the world and human experience. This compre-hensive book introduces the concepts and theories central for understandingknowledge. This revised edition builds on the topics covered in the widelyacclaimed first edition and includes new material on subjects such as virtue episte-mology, social epistemology and feminist epistemology. The chapter on moral,scientific and religious knowledge has also been expanded and revised.
is the Charles J. Mach University Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has published many books and articles in thefield and is Editor of the
Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy