Synthese Library

Believing in Accordance with the Evidence

New Essays on Evidentialism

Editors: McCain, Kevin (Ed.)

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  • Details the latest developments and extensions of a prominent epistemological theory
  • Includes new criticisms of evidentialism
  • Features contributions by eminent epistemologists as well as up-and-coming researchers
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This volume explores evidentialism, a major theory of epistemic justification. It contains more than 20 papers that examine its nuances, its challenges, as well as its future directions. Written by leading and up-and-coming epistemologists, the papers cover a wide array of topics related to evidentialism.

The contributors present both sides of the theory: some are advocates of evidentialism, while others are critics. This provides readers with a comprehensive, and cutting-edge, understanding of this epistemic theory.

Overall, the book is organized into six parts: The Nature of Evidence, Understanding Evidentialism, Problems for Evidentialism, Evidentialism and Social Epistemology, New Directions for Evidentialism, and Explanationist Evidentialism.

Readers will find insightful discussion on such issues as the ontology of evidence, phenomenal dogmatism, how experiences yield evidence, the new evil demon problem, probability, norms of credibility, intellectual virtues, wisdom, epistemic justification, and more.

This title provides authoritative coverage of evidentialism, from the latest developments to the most recent philosophical criticisms. It will appeal to researchers and graduate students searching for more information on this prominent epistemological theory.

About the authors

Kevin McCain is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  His research focuses on issues in epistemology and philosophy of science—particularly where these areas intersect. In addition to numerous journal articles, he has written two books: Evidentialism and Epistemic Justification (Routledge, 2014) and The Nature of Scientific Knowledge: An Explanatory Approach (Springer, 2016).

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95992-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Believing in Accordance with the Evidence
Book Subtitle
New Essays on Evidentialism
Editors
  • Kevin McCain
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
398
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95993-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95993-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95992-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 395
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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