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Literary Theory and the Claims of History
Postmodernism, Objectivity, Multicultural Politics
Satya Mohanty
At the core of postmodern thought, especially in literary theory, is the belief that such ideals as truth, reason, and objectivity are social constructs that have no universal or trans-historical validity. In exploring this constructivist view, Satya...



A Realist Conception of Truth
William P. Alston
One of the most important Anglo-American philosophers of our time here joins the current philosophical debate about the nature of truth. William P. Alston formulates and defends a realist conception of truth, which he calls alethic realism (from...



Real Knowing
New Versions of the Coherence Theory
Linda Martin Alcoff
"Real" knowing always involves a political dimension, Linda Martín Alcoff suggests. But this does not mean we need to give up realism or the possibility of truth. Recent work in continental philosophy insists on the influence that power and desire...






Omne Agens Agit Sibi Simile
A "Repetition" of Scholastic Metaphysics
Ph. Rosemann
The principle, "omne agens agit sibi simile," (every agent causes something similar to itself), is fundamental to Scholastic metaphysics, and especially natural theology.



Material Beings
Peter van Inwagen
According to Peter van Inwagen, visible inanimate objects do not, strictly speaking, exist. In defending this controversial thesis, he offers fresh insights on such topics as personal identity, commonsense belief, existence over time, the phenomenon...



Perceiving God
The Epistemology of Religious Experience
William P. Alston
A clear and provocative account of the epistemology of religious experience.



What Can She Know?
Feminist Theory and the Construction of Knowledge
Lorraine Code
In this lively and accessible book Lorraine Code addresses one of the most controversial questions in contemporary theory of knowledge, a question of fundamental concern for feminist theory as well: Is the sex of the knower epistemologically...



Epistemic Justification
Essays in the Theory of Knowledge
William P. Alston
Epistemic Justification collects twelve distinguished and influential essays in epistemology by William P. Alston taken from a body of work spanning almost two decades. They represent the gradual development of Alston's thought in epistemology. He...



On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians
Unearthed from the Origins of the Latin Language
Giambattista Vico
A treatise of vital importance for an understanding of Vico's epistemology, psychology, and philosophy of mathematics.



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