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On Foundationalism A Strategy for Metaphysical Realism by Tom Rockmore

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. .
Written in English


  • Epistemology, theory of knowledge,
  • Realism,
  • History & Surveys - General,
  • Philosophy,
  • Epistemology,
  • Philosophy / Epistemology,
  • Foundationalism (Theory of knowledge),
  • Metaphysics,
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Number of Pages154
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Open LibraryOL7925346M
ISBN 100742534278
ISBN 109780742534278

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Bonjour on Foundationalism Hugo Meynell Both the 'coherentisť and the 'foundationalist' theories of the justification of our claims to empirical knowledge are subject to considerable difficulty, as Laurence Bonjour admirably brings out in his book The Structure of Empirical Knowledge (Coherentism is the view that justification of a. Beyond Foundationalism book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The authors move past the Enlightenment foundational approach /5(7). typically settle for a modest foundationalism implying that foundational beliefs need not be indubitable or infallible. This contrasts with the radical foundationalism often attributed to Descartes. A prominent competitor against foundationalism is the coherence theory of . The Foundationalist is an intercollegiate journal run by undergraduate editorial boards at Bowdoin College, Yale University, and University of Iowa. It serves as a platform for outstanding undergraduate works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essays.

Foundationalism, in epistemology, the view that some beliefs can justifiably be held by inference from other beliefs, which themselves are justified directly—e.g., on the .   Answer: Foundationalism is an aspect of epistemology, the philosophy concerning how we think, patterns of thought, and how we arrive at knowledge. Foundationalism is an answer to the problem of “regress” when trying to justify an argument. All arguments are based on other arguments and are justified by those arguments. Foundationalism is the view that there are fundamental self-evident first principles which form the basis of all knowledge. It is at least as old as Plato and Aristotle in the Western world, though it has been the unwitting foundation of Christian Thought from the beginning of time. foundationalism, such as those of Michael Williams and Ernest Sosa, and proposes a different account according to which foundationalism is the view that (a) some of our Their book had a lasting impact on my thinking. 6. I thought that if I had correctly understood foundationalism it .