Ancient Epistemology (Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy) by Lloyd P. Gerson

By Lloyd P. Gerson

this can be the 1st name within the Key subject matters in historical Philosophy sequence, which supplies concise books, written via significant students and obtainable to non-specialists, on very important issues in old philosophy which stay of philosophical curiosity at the present time. during this e-book, Professor Gerson explores historic money owed of the character of information and trust from the Presocratics as much as the Platonists of past due antiquity. He argues that historic philosophers typically held a naturalistic view of information in addition to of trust. as a result, wisdom used to be now not seen as a stipulated or semantically made up our minds kind of trust yet was once quite a true or objectively determinable success. in reality, its attainment was once exact with the top attainable cognitive success, specifically knowledge. It was once this naturalistic view of information at which the traditional Skeptics took goal. The publication concludes by way of evaluating the traditional naturalistic epistemology with a few modern versions.

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