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AuthorFeibleman, James K. author
TitleAdaptive Knowing [electronic resource] : Epistemology from a Realistic Standpoint / by James K. Feibleman
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1976
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Descript 254 p. online resource


The acquisition of knowledge is not a single unrelated occasion but rather an adaptive process in which past acquisitions modify present and future ones. In Part I of this essay in epistemology it is argued that coping with knowledge is not a passive affair but dynamic and active, involving its continuance into the stages of assimilation and deployment. In Part II a number of specific issues are raised and discussed in order to explore the dimensions and the depths of the workings of adaptive knowing. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS "Activity as A Source of Knowledge" first appeared in Tulane Studies in Philosophy, XII, 1963; "Knowing, Doing and Being" in Ratio, VI, 1964; "On Beliefs and Believing" in Tulane Studies, XV, 1966; "Absent Objects" in Tulane Studies, XVII, 1968; "The Reality Game" in Tulane Studies, XVIII, 1969; "Adaptive Responses and The Ecosysยญ tem" in Tulane Studies, XVIII, 1969; "The Mind-Body Problem" in the Philosophical Journal, VII, 1970; and "The Knowledge of The Known" in the International Logic Review, I, 1970. PART I COPING WITH KNOWLEDGE CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE I. THE CHOSEN APPROACH You are about to read a study of epistemology, one which has been made from a realistic standpoint. It is not the first of such interpreยญ tations, and it will not be the last


I: Coping with Knowledge -- I. The Problem of Knowledge -- II. The Acquisition of Knowledge -- III. The Assimilation of Knowledge -- IV. The Deployment of Knowledge -- II: Specific Issues -- V. Knowing, Doing and Being -- VI. Absent Objects -- VII. The Mind-Body Problem -- VIII. The Knowledge of the Known -- IX. The Subjectivity of a Realist -- X. Activity as a Source of Knowledge -- XI. On Beliefs and Believing -- XII. Adaptive Responses and the Ecosystem -- XIII. The Reality Game

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