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Epistemology, the History of Epistemology, Historical Epistemology

Published on Oct 19, 2011in Erkenntnis
· DOI :10.1007/S10670-011-9337-4
Barry Stroud19
Estimated H-index: 19
(UC: University of California)
Abstract
A brief discussion of the ways in which awareness of and sensitivity to the history of philosophy can contribute to epistemology even if epistemology is understood as a distinctively philosophical and not primarily historical enterprise.
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