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Aristotle on Heuristic Inquiry and Demonstration of <i>What it is</i>

Kei Chiba.

in The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle

August 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Epistemology. 17238 words.

In the Posterior Analytics, Aristotle develops a theory of demonstration as a way of gaining causal knowledge of things or events (pragmata) under the general plan of constructing both an...

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The Epistemology and Metaphysics of Socrates

Gareth B. Matthews.

in The Oxford Handbook of Plato

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Epistemology. 10908 words.

Epistemology and metaphysics as described by Socrates is the crux of this article. Socrates here is all set to assess the wisdom of the candidates. He goes about arguing as to who is wiser...

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The Humanizing of Knowledge in Presocratic Thought

J. H. Lesher.

in The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy

October 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Epistemology. 13392 words.

This article explores Presocratic epistemology, arguing that divine revelation is replaced as a warrant for knowledge with naturalistic accounts of how and what we humans can know; thus...

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Plato's Epistemology

Christopher C. W. Taylor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Plato

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Epistemology. 14531 words.

The attempt to understand and develop Plato's philosophical views has a long history, starting with Aristotle and Plato's institutional successors in the academy towards the end of the...

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The <i>Theaetetus</i>

Mi‐Kyoung Lee.

in The Oxford Handbook of Plato

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Epistemology. 14212 words.

The Theaetetus is a principal field of battle for one of the main disputes between Plato's interpreters. This is the dispute between unitarians and revisionists. This article focuses on...

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Virtue‐Theoretic Responses to Skepticism

Guy Axtell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Skepticism

September 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Epistemology; Classical Philosophy. 11053 words.

This article examines the different responses of virtue theory to skepticism. It explains that virtue theory is concerned with philosophical evaluation of human agents in their interaction...

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Virtues in Epistemology

John Greco.

in The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology

October 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Epistemology; Classical Philosophy. 13031 words.

This article reviews some recent history of epistemology, focusing on ways in which the intellectual virtues have been invoked to solve specific epistemological problems. It gives a sense...

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