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Category: Epistemology

Aus der Akasha - Chronik German by Rudolf Steiner

By Rudolf Steiner

Aus der Akasha-Chronik ist eine Sammlung von Aufsätzen, die Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) zwischen Juli 1904 und Mai 1908 als eigenständige Beiträge für die von ihm herausgegebene Zeitschrift Lucifer-Gnosis verfasst hatte. Steiner struggle zu dieser Zeit Generalsekretär der deutschen Sektion der Theosophischen Gesellschaft. Die Aufsätze wurden später gemeinsam mit der gleichzeitig entstandenen Aufsatzreihe Wie erlangt guy Erkenntnisse der höheren Welten? in mehreren Sonderdrucken veröffentlicht. In der heute vorliegenden Buchform wurden sie erstmals 1939 aufgelegt. Sie werden von Kennern seines Werkes heute als „Vorstudien“ zu seinem umfangreicheren Buch Die Geheimwissenschaft im Umriss (1910) gesehen.

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Knowledge and Self-Knowledge in Plato's Theaetetus by Andrea Tschemplik

By Andrea Tschemplik

Wisdom and Self-Knowledge in Plato's _Theaetetus_ examines the discussion in dialog with others, arriving on the end that it's the absence of self-knowledge within the Theaetetus which results in its remaining deadlock relating to wisdom. What Socrates accomplishes within the discussion is to steer the mathematician Theaetetus to the popularity of his ignorance_the first step towards self-knowledge.

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Franz Brentano’s Analysis of Truth by Jan J.T. Srzednicki

By Jan J.T. Srzednicki

Franz Brentano 1 used to be a huge thinker, yet for a very long time his significance was once under-estimated. at the least within the English conversing nations, he got here to be remembered top because the initiator of a philoso­ phical place which he in truth deserted for solid and enough 2 purposes. His final and most vital contributions handed virtually omitted. Even this type of well-informed and well-prepared e-book as Passmore's IOO Years of Philosophy (Duckworth, I957), is open to a similar remark; Passmore focused his recognition at the early Brentano, simply because he seemed his impact at the British philo­ sophical scene as being restrained to Brentano's early paintings. Brentano's students, e. g. , Husserl, Meinong, Marty and Twardowski, have been usually influential and, frequently sufficient, they departed from the stern universal­ feel and advisedly wary angle in their nice instructor. therefore even at the continent, the general public photograph of Brentano tended to be incomplete (and occasionally distorted), open air the narrower circle of scholars, fans, and folks with designated curiosity. This, or just about this, used to be nonetheless the case in I955, while my contacts with the fans of Twardowski made me flip in the direction of the learn of Brentano. considering that then there was a pleasing revival of curiosity in his paintings. His early booklet on Aristotle used to be reprinted in German and of his major positions, Psychologie and Wahrheit und Evidenz, are showing in English translations. Translations into different languages, e. g.

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Epistemology Futures by Stephen Hetherington

By Stephen Hetherington

How could epistemology construct upon its previous and current, so that it will be higher sooner or later? Epistemology Futures takes daring steps in the direction of answering that question. What equipment will most sensible serve epistemology? Which phenomena and ideas deserve extra consciousness from it? Are there techniques and assumptions that experience impeded its growth before? This quantity includes provocative essays by way of fashionable epistemologists, featuring many new principles for attainable advancements in easy methods to do epistemology. members: Paul M. Churchland, Catherine Z. Elgin, Richard Feldman, A. C. Grayling, Stephen Hetherington, Christopher Hookway, Hilary Kornblith, Mark Kaplan, William G. Lycan, Adam Morton, Jonathan M. Weinberg, Linda Zagzebski

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Personal epistemology in the classroom : theory, research, by Lisa D. Bendixen, Florian C. Feucht

By Lisa D. Bendixen, Florian C. Feucht

Own epistemology is the research of ideals linked to wisdom and realizing. a wide physique of concept and learn in own epistemology has been devoted to students yet not often have the epistemic ideals of youngsters, young people, and their lecturers been completely tested. This booklet comprises either theoretical and empirical paintings relating own epistemology because it in particular pertains to studying and guideline. Bringing jointly major study on pre-school via to school scholars' own epistemology, it re-examines latest conceptual frameworks, introduces new types, offers an empirical origin for studying and guideline, and considers broader academic implications. additionally, the members tension how own epistemology concerns within the lecture room have to be extra rigorously investigated and understood.

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The Poverty of Historicism by Karl Popper

By Karl Popper

On its booklet in 1957, The Poverty of Historicism used to be hailed via Arthur Koestler as 'probably the single publication released this 12 months as a way to outlive the century.'
A devastating feedback of mounted and predictable legislation in historical past, Popper devoted the publication to all these 'who fell sufferer to the fascist and communist trust in Inexorable legislation of ancient Destiny.' brief and wonderfully written, it has encouraged generations of readers, intellectuals and coverage makers. some of the most very important books at the social sciences because the moment international warfare, it's a searing perception into the information of this nice philosopher.

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Walking the tightrope of reason: the precarious life of a by Robert Fogelin

By Robert Fogelin

People are either supremely rational and deeply superstitious, in a position to believing absolutely anything and of wondering as regards to every little thing. certainly, simply as our cause calls for that we all know the reality, our skepticism results in doubts we will be able to ever particularly achieve this. In strolling the Tightrope of cause, Robert J. Fogelin publications readers via a contradiction that lies on the very center of philosophical inquiry. Fogelin argues that our rational schools insist on a in simple terms rational account of the universe, but whilst, the inherent obstacles of those colleges make sure that we are going to by no means absolutely fulfill that call for. due to being pushed thus far of paradox, we both convenience ourselves with what Kant referred to as ""metaphysical illusions"" or undertake a stance of radical skepticism. No center floor turns out attainable and, as Fogelin exhibits, skepticism, even if a hefty dose of it really is crucial for dwelling a rational existence, ""has an inherent tendency to turn into limitless in its scope, with the end result that the edifice of rationality is destroyed."" In a lot Postmodernist concept, for instance, skepticism takes the extraordinary kind of absolute relativism, denying the foundation for any worth differences and treating all truth-claims as both groundless. How cause avoids disgracing itself, strolling an outstanding line among dogmatic trust and self-defeating doubt, is the query Fogelin seeks to respond to. Reflecting upon the traditional Greek skeptics in addition to such thinkers as Hume, Kant, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, and Whitman, this publication takes readers into--and through--some of philosophy's so much troubling paradoxes.

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