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2. Scepticism

2. Scepticism  

Jennifer Nagel

in Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191779916
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.003.0002
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9780199661268
When you start to get self-conscious about what you know, even the simplest fact, something you usually think you could verify at a glance, can start to seem like something you don’t really ... More
Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction

Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction  

William M. Hamlin

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Oct 2020
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Nov 2020
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9780190848804
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10.1093/actrade/9780190848774.001.0001
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9780190848774
Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of Michel de Montaigne’s life, thought, and writing. This VSI situates Montaigne’s influential Essays within his lived ... More
3. Rationalism and empiricism

3. Rationalism and empiricism  

Jennifer Nagel

in Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191779916
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.003.0003
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9780199661268
‘Rationalism and empiricism’ considers the different ways of thinking about nature that emerged in the Early Modern period, illustrated by René Descartes' rationalism and John Locke's ... More
3. Autobiographical consciousness

3. Autobiographical consciousness  

Laura Marcus

in Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785252
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669240.003.0004
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9780199669240
The concepts of time, memory, and identity, which are central to autobiographical theory, are also perennial concerns of philosophers, who have given widely differing account of them, both ... More
French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191867613
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10.1093/actrade/9780198829171.001.0001
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9780198829171
French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction outlines the history of French philosophy, summarising important thinkers and texts. Philosophy has played a significant role in ... More
2. The origins of French philosophy

2. The origins of French philosophy  

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

in French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191867613
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10.1093/actrade/9780198829171.003.0002
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9780198829171
What do Montaigne’s Essays have in common with modern philosophy? ‘The origins of French philosophy’ explains different approaches to relativism, humanism, and scepticism in the writings of ... More
KnowledgeA Very Short Introduction

Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer Nagel

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779916
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199661268
What is knowledge? How does it differ from mere belief? Do you need to be able to justify a claim in order to count as knowing it? Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction considers these ... More

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