Dirk Koppelberg and Stefan Tolksdorf (eds.): Erkenntnistheorie - Wie und wozu? [book review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Insa Lawler, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: To what end should or do we pursue philosophy and how? Meta-philosophical questions along these lines have gained more and more interest recently. The collected volume “Erkenntnistheorie—Wie und wozu?” (Engl.: “Epistemology—How and to what end?”) aspires to raise and tackle issues addressing the meta-epistemological questions “How is epistemology practiced and to what end?” (9). Although this aim sounds like a descriptive meta-epistemological endeavor, it is not surprising that many authors rather argue for normative claims surrounding the questions “How and to what end should epistemology be pursued?”. This review provides an overview on the collected volume and offers a critical evaluation of its overall achievement.

Additional Information

Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 47(2), 411-415.
Language: English
Date: 2016
book review, meta-philosophy, meta-epistomology, German-language books

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