Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History (Paperback)Steve Fuller (author)
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The theory of knowledge, or epistemology, is often regarded as a dry topic that bears little relation to actual knowledge practices. Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History addresses this perception by showing the roots, developments and prospects of modern epistemology from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present day.
Beginning with an introduction to the central questions and problems in theory of knowledge, Steve Fuller goes on to demonstrate that contemporary epistemology is enriched by its interdisciplinarity, analysing keys areas including:
Epistemology as Cognitive EconomicsEpistemology as Divine PsychologyEpistemology as Philosophy of ScienceEpistemology as Sociology of ScienceEpistemology and Postmodernism.
A wide-ranging and historically-informed assessment of the ways in which man has - and continues to - pursue, question, contest, expand and shape knowledge, this book is essential reading anyone in the Humanities and Social Sciences interested in the history and practical application of epistemology.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
"Historically comprehensive and intellectually sophisticated, this tour-de-force by the social epistemologist par-excellence, Steve Fuller, delivers even more than it promises. Engaging and provocative, a must read!" - Raphael Sassower, University of Colorado, USA
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