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Belief, Truth and Knowledge by D. M. Armstrong

A wide-ranging study of the central concepts in epistemology - belief, truth and knowledge. Professor Armstrong offers a dispositional account of general beliefs and of knowledge of general propositions. Belief about particular matters of fact are described as structures in the mind of the believer which represent or map reality, while general beliefs are dispositions to extend the map or introduce casual relations between portions of the map according to general rules. Knowledge denotes the reliability of such beliefs as representations of reality. Within this framework Professor Armstrong offers a distinctive account of many of the main questions in general epistemology - the relations between beliefs and language, the notions of proposition, concept and idea, the analysis of truth, the varieties of knowledge, and the way in which beleifs and knowledge are supported by reasons. The book as a whole if offered as a contribution to a naturalistic account of man.

Author: D. M. Armstrong

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 240

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2009-03-09

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