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Human knowledge and human nature : a new introduction to an ancient debate, Peter Carruthers

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Human knowledge and human nature : a new introduction to an ancient debate
Title
Human knowledge and human nature
Title remainder
a new introduction to an ancient debate
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carruthers
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary debates in epistemology devote much attention to the nature of knowledge, but neglect the question of its sources. The distinctive focus of Human Knowledge and Human Nature is on the latter, especially on the question of innateness. Peter Carruthers's aim is to transform and reinvigorate contemporary empiricism, while also providing an introduction to a range of issues in the theory of knowledge. He gives a lively presentation and assessment of the claims of classical empiricism, particularly its denial of substantive a priori knowledge and also of innate knowledge. He argues that we would be right to reject the substantive a priori but not innateness, and then presents a novel account of the main motivation behind empiricism, which leaves contemporary empiricists free to accept innate knowledge and concepts. He closes with a discussion of scepticism, arguing that acceptance of innate concepts may lead to a decisive resolution of the problem in favour of realism. The book will be of equal interest to students of the history of modern philosophy and the theory of knowledge, and their teachers. It provides a new way of looking at classical empiricism, and should lead to a renewal of interest in the innateness issue in epistemology
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1952-
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Carruthers, Peter
Index
index present
LC call number
BD161
LC item number
.C352 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Innate ideas (Philosophy)
  • Empiricism
  • Connaissance, Théorie de la
  • Innéisme
  • Empirisme
  • Aangeboren ideeën
  • Kennis
  • Erkenntnistheorie
  • Empirismus
  • Empiricism
  • Innate ideas (Philosophy)
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
Human knowledge and human nature : a new introduction to an ancient debate, Peter Carruthers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographcal references (p. [195]-196) and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 199 p.
Isbn
9780198751014
Lccn
91023735
Other control number
002527009
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23976709
  • (OCoLC)ocm23976709
Label
Human knowledge and human nature : a new introduction to an ancient debate, Peter Carruthers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographcal references (p. [195]-196) and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 199 p.
Isbn
9780198751014
Lccn
91023735
Other control number
002527009
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23976709
  • (OCoLC)ocm23976709

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