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Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy

Metaepistemology and Relativism

Authors: Carter, J.Adam

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Is knowledge relative? Many academics across the humanities say that it is. However those who work in mainstream epistemology generally consider that it is not. Metaepistemology and Relativism questions whether the kind of anti-relativistic background that underlies typical projects in mainstream epistemology can on closer inspection be vindicated.

About the authors

J. Adam Carter is a Research Fellow in philosophy, working mainly in epistemology, at the EIDYN Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh. His work has appeared in (among other places) Noûs, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Analysis, Philosophical Studies and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Reviews

"Adam Carter's book is both a meticulous and erudite review of old and new controversies over epistemic relativism, and an original intervention into current debates. It should be obligatory reading for novices and specialists." – Martin Kusch, University of Vienna, Austria

"As everyone familiar with contemporary epistemology knows, the ghost of Protagoras is still with us. Adam Carter gives here what may well be the best discussion of contemporary issues about relativism. His redrawing of the landscape at the meta-epistemological level is lucid, sophisticated and forceful." – Pascal Engel, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, France

"Relativism has been the focus of much recent debate among epistemologists and philosophers of language alike. Metaepistemology and Relativism assesses, with originality and insight, the motivating argument for traditional and new forms of epistemic relativism and demonstrates their wider philosophical significance. This welcome book on a hugely significant topic is indispensable to all those interested in contemporary debates in epistemology," – Maria Baghramian, University College Dublin, Ireland
"Adam Carter's book is both a meticulous and erudite review of old and new controversies over epistemic relativism, and an original intervention into current debates. It should be obligatory reading for novices and specialists." – Martin Kusch, University of Vienna, Austria

"As everyone familiar with contemporary epistemology knows, the ghost of Protagoras is still with us. Adam Carter gives here what may well be the best discussion of contemporary issues about relativism. His redrawing of the landscape at the meta-epistemological level is lucid, sophisticated and forceful." – Pascal Engel, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, France

"Relativism has been the focus of much recent debate among epistemologists and philosophers of language alike. Metaepistemology and Relativism assesses, with originality and insight, the motivating argument for traditional and new forms of epistemic relativism and demonstrates their wider philosophical significance. This welcome book on a hugely significant topic is indispensable to all those interested in contemporary debates in epistemology," – Maria Baghramian, University College Dublin, Ireland

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Metaepistemology and Realism

    Carter, J. Adam

    Pages 1-30

  • Global Relativism

    Carter, J. Adam

    Pages 31-58

  • The Pyrrhonian Argument for Epistemic Relativism

    Carter, J. Adam

    Pages 59-76

  • Dialogic Arguments for Epistemic Relativism

    Carter, J. Adam

    Pages 77-106

  • Incommensurability, Circularity and Epistemic Relativism

    Carter, J. Adam

    Pages 107-136

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Hardcover £57.50
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metaepistemology and Relativism
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33664-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137336644
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33663-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 298
Topics