In Defense of Radical Empiricism

In Defense of Radical Empiricism

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Roderick Firth's writings on epistemology amount to an exceptionally careful and cogent defense of an account of perceptual knowledge in the tradition Firth called qradical empiricismq. This important book collects all of Firth's major works on epistemology; it also contains his only publication in ethics, the extremely influential essay on qEthical Absolutism and the Ideal Observerq. In addition, the book includes a number of important previously unpublished essays. Together, these writings constitute the most finished and compelling version of traditional empiricist epistemology. This book will be of value to students and scholars of epistemology, phenomenalism, and ethics.Essays and Lectures Roderick Firth, John Troyer ... This does not mean, of course, that perceptual takings are not good evidence for perceptual statements. ... In conclusion I shall comment very briefly on an important methodological question which is raised by Chisholma#39;s rejection of the traditional empiricist theory ofanbsp;...

Title:In Defense of Radical Empiricism
Author:Roderick Firth, John Troyer
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 1998


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