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Mobi à Evidence and Inquiry ✓ Towards Reconstruction in Epistemology Download ë Susan haack Í In this important new work Haack develops an original theory of empirical evidence or justification and argues its appropriateness to the goals of inuiry In so doing HaaLogy without a knowing subject'; uine's naturalism; Goldman's reliabilism; and Rorty's Stich's and the Churchlands' recent obituaries of epistemolog I read this for a philosophy class in my twenties Good but dense

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Nuiry In so doing Haack provides detailed critical case studies of Lewis's foundationalism; Davidson's and Bonjour's coherentism; Popper's 'epistemo The best book on epistamology I have read well written and accessible

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Evidence and Inquiry Towards Reconstruction in EpistemologyIn this important new work Haack develops an original theory of empirical evidence or justification and argues its appropriateness to the goals of i This is a book I can't say I fully understood Still I like the way Susan Haack thinks; she has become one of my favorite philosophers Although somewhat technical especially in this book her writing is clear enough to follow without philosophical trainingMy take on what Susan Haack has written is that she wishes to present a combination of the foundationalist and coherentist basis of knowledge Under foundationalism the basis of knowledge is ultimately grounded in experience while under coherentism the basis is in how beliefs hang together This is a simplification of the issue as she explains many variations in the text She argues for a need for both anchors She presents the analogy of a crossword puzzle to help understand the combination The clues are the foundaitonalist part and the intersecting entries are the coherentist part Following this analogy one would have to work with pencil as opposed to pen and one would also need a virtually infinite crossword grid And how would one connect far off words that are nonetheless intimately tied together? Another key part of her discussion is the need for evidence This must be provided by the facts of the case and human psychology but informed by a philosophical examination After all her arguments she admits she has not proven her point but only presented enough of the argument to show how her approach has the necessary components for a fully flesh out argument The fully flesh out part she admits from the start will not be presented In a way I kept on thinking I was reading a murder mystery in which I would never find out who did itOf course I have not covered everything that she has written about in this book but I will also say that she adds a number of additional essays at the end of the book The most interesting to me was the one on feminist epistemology She claims uite reasonably that she is a feminist and an epistemologist but she is not a feminist epistemologist That would be a person most likely female that believes that women have a special relationship to knowledge different from males This is women have a different way of knowing from men She has other arguments to show the incoherentness in this approach to knowledge and how this position can even give rise to discrimination against womenI really did like this book despite the fact that I can't claim to have understood it completely though at times a felt it to be a bit tedious for my liking I recommend it to anyone who has some background with epistemology and who is interested in broadening their understanding of the theory of knowledge