Groundless Belief: An Essay on the Possibility of Epistemology

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Inspired by the work of Wilfrid Sellars, Michael Williams launches an all-out attack on what he calls "phenomenalism," the idea that our knowledge of the world rests on a perceptual or experiential foundation. The point of this wider-than-normal usage of the term "phenomenalism," according to which even some forms of direct realism deserve to be called phenomenalistic, is to call attention to important continuities of thought between theories often thought to be competitors. Williams's target is not phenomenalism in its ...

Groundless Belief: An Essay on the Possibility of Epistemology 1999, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691009070

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Groundless Belief: An Essay on the Possibility of Epistemology 1977, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300021288

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