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Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays

Barry Stroud


A collection of seminal papers written by eminent epistemologist and metaphysician Barry Stroud, published over the past 35 years. The main task Stroud explores in the essays is, as the title suggests, the one of understanding human knowledge as it is pursued in philosophy. Stroud defends the distinctive thesis that scepticism has a unique central place in epistemology in that it is to be regarded as a criterion both for posing the right kind of questions philosophical theories of knowledge face and for the postulation of answers to these questions. The second main theme of the book, equally i ... More

Keywords: conceptual, criterion, epistemology, invulnerability, Kantian, knowledge, perceptual, philosophy, scepticism, Barry Stroud, transcendental, understanding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199252138
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199252130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Stroud, author
University of California, Berkeley
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