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History of Epistemology

Table of Contents

What is Epistemology? 1
Introduction to Epistemology 1
Scripture on Knowledge 5
Greek Philosophy 13
The Milesians 13
The Eleatics 13
Three Alternatives to Parmenides 16
Plato 18
Aristotle 20
Pyrrho, Scepticism 22
Plotinus 23
Some Oriental Philosophers 24
Augustine 26
Anselm 27
Thomas Aquinas 30
Later Medieval Developments 35
John Calvin 36
Continental Rationalism 37
René Descartes 37
Baruch Spinoza 38
G. W. von Leibniz 38
British Empiricism 39
John Locke 39
George Berkeley 40
David Hume 41
Blaise Pascal 42
Joseph Butler 46
Thomas Reid 49
Immanuel Kant 51
Idealism: G. W. Hegel 57
G. E. Lessing 60
F. D. E. Schleiermacher 61
Albrecht Ritschl 67
Wilhelm Herrmann 71
Adolf Harnack 72
Sǿren Kierkegaard 74
Friedrich Nietzsche 80
Charles S. Peirce 82
Edmund Husserl 84
Martin Heidegger 85
Karl Barth 87
Emil Brunner 103
Rudolf Bultmann 107
Hans-Georg Gadamer 113
Ferdinand de Saussure 114
Claude Levi-Strauss 114
Deconstruction 115
Jürgen Moltmann 115
Theology of Liberation 120
Wolfhart Pannenberg 137
Twentieth-Century Language Analysis 153
Introduction 153
Logical Atomism (Russell, Wittgenstein) 154
Logical Positivism 156
Ordinary Language Philosophy (later Wittgenstein) 159
Topics in Contemporary Epistemology (Jay Wood) 162
Foundationalism 163
Coherentism 165
Reliabilism 165
Relation to Biblical Epistemology 167
Alvin Plantinga 167
Gordon H. Clark 168
Cornelius Van Til 174