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

By Lloyd P. Gerson

this can be the 1st name within the Key issues in historical Philosophy sequence, which supplies concise books, written via significant students and obtainable to non-specialists, on vital issues in historical philosophy which stay of philosophical curiosity this day. during this e-book, Professor Gerson explores historic money owed of the character of data and trust from the Presocratics as much as the Platonists of overdue antiquity. He argues that historic philosophers commonly held a naturalistic view of data in addition to of trust. for this reason, wisdom used to be now not seen as a stipulated or semantically made up our minds form of trust yet used to be relatively a true or objectively determinable fulfillment. actually, its attainment was once exact with the top attainable cognitive fulfillment, particularly knowledge. It used to be this naturalistic view of information at which the traditional Skeptics took goal. The booklet concludes by way of evaluating the traditional naturalistic epistemology with a few modern versions.

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