Book Review: Epistemology: A Beginner’s Guide

Edge Induced Cohesion

Epistemology:  A Beginner’s Guide, by Robert M. Martin

This is a book that it is easier to respect than to like.  I do not necessarily consider it of vital importance for me to actively enjoy reading a book if I find it useful and instructive, and in this case I was definitely more interested in the arguments about what constitutes knowledge than I was about the entertainment value of this book.  As someone who enjoys philosophy in general and epistemology in particular [1], there was much interest I had in this book, as I wanted to see what sort of debates there were about the foundations of knowledge.  What I found certainly met my expectations.  The author did a good job at disguising his own opinions about knowledge and the conditions that are necessary for it, but one got the feeling at the same time that there was an air…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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