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Goldman and His Critics (Paperback) (Brian P. McLaughlin & Hilary Kornblith)

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Goldman And His Critics

"Alvin Goldman's monumental contributions to philosophy are almost too broad and too rich to appreciate fully. This outstanding volume, with incisive essays spanning the full range of his interests---from social epistemology and metaphysics to cognitive science and philosophy of mind---achieves that end by bringing together some of the best philosophers working in these areas with Goldman's own most recent thoughts. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how philosophy has developed in the past half-century and how it will unfold in the decades to come"

"Alvin Goldman has been a pre-eminent figure first in individual epistemology, then in social epistemology. The critics in this volume are distinguished, they address central issues, and they all receive a reply from Goldman. The collection will be an essential resource"

"Alvin Goldman is one of the world's finest philosophers. From his early groundbreaking work on the structure of action, to his many contributions to epistemology and metaphysics, to his wonderful work in cognitive science, he illuminates all that he touches. It would be intimidating, for me at least, to have this list of heavyweights critiquing my work. Alvin is more than up to the task"

Over the past several decades, perhaps no other contemporary philosopher has shaped the field of epistemology more than Alvin Goldman. Goldwan and His Critics presents a series of original readings that critically examine Alvin Goldman's groundbreaking theories, writings, and ideas on a range of philosophical topics, followed by Goldman's responses to each essay. Featuring contributions from sixteen prominent philosophers, this volume offers a critical assessment of Goldman's work along with a lively give-and take on core questions relating to the nature and structure of justification and knowledge, as well as the relevance of cognitive science to epistemology, experimental philosophy, and more. Essays probe deeply into Goldman's innovative contributions to epistemology---both individual and social---in addition to the philosopher's work in the fields of cognitive science, metaphysics, and especially philosophy of mind---including the evolution of Goldman's thinking on Simulation-Theory (ST), the controversial approach to mindreading and its role in human cognition. Timely and thought provoking, Goldman and His Critics offers illuminating insights into the mind of a towering philosophical figure of the contemporary world
Number of Pages: 382
Genre: Philosophy
Series Title: Philosophers and Their Critics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Brian P. McLaughlin & Hilary Kornblith
Language: English
Street Date: October 17, 2016
TCIN: 51622130
UPC: 9780470673850
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-4976

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