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TitleThe Epistemology of Keith Lehrer [electronic resource] / edited by Erik J. Olsson
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript VII, 356 p. online resource


Keith Lehrer is one of the leading proponents of a coherence theory of knowledge that seeks to explain what it means to know in a characteristically human way. Central to his account are the pivotal role played by a principle of self-trust and his insistence that a sound epistemology must ultimately be ecumenical in nature, combining elements of internalism and externalism. The present book is an extensive, self-contained, up-to-date study of Lehrer's epistemological work. Covering all major aspects, it contains original contributions by some of the most distinguished specialists in the field, outgoing from the latest, significantly revised version of Lehrer's theory. All basic ideas are explained in an introductory chapter. Lehrer's extensive replies in a final chapter give unique access to his current epistemological thinking


The Epistemology of Keith Lehrer -- Externalism Vs. Internalism -- 1 Epistemology: Does it Depend on Independence? -- 2 Why Not Reliabilism? -- 3 Justification and Proper Basing -- 4 Lehrer on Knowledge and Causation -- 5 Can we Grasp Consistency? -- Coherence and Personal Justification -- 6 Reasonable Acceptance and the Lottery Paradox: The Case for a More Credulous Consistency -- 7 Relational Coherence and Cumulative Reasoning -- 8 Lehrer Meets Ranking Theory -- 9 Two Dogmas of Probabilism -- Trustworthiness -- 10 Lehrer, Reid, and the First of All Principles -- 11 Self-Trust and the Reasonableness of Acceptance -- 12 The Dialectic Illusion of a Vicious Bootstrap -- Undefeated Justification and the Gettier Problem -- 13 Lehrerโ{128}{153}s Dynamic Theory of Knowledge -- 14 Some Remarks on the Definition of Lehrerโ{128}{153}s Ultrasystem -- 15 On Lehrerโ{128}{153}s Solution to the Gettier Problem -- Skepticism -- 16 Skepticism, Justification and the Trustworthiness Argument -- 17 Coherence, Knowledge and Skepticism -- 18 The Ultrasystem and the Conditional Fallacy -- 19 Coherence, Circularity and Consistency: Lehrer Replies

Philosophy Epistemology Modern philosophy Philosophy Epistemology Modern Philosophy


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