Designed for readers who have had little or no exposure to contemporary theory of knowledge, "Reading Epistemology" brings together twelve important and influential writings on the subject. This work presents twelve influential pieces of writing representing two contrasting views on each of six core topics in epistemology. Each chapter contains an introduction to the topic, introductions to the authors, extensive commentaries on the texts, questions for debate and an annotated bibliography. It includes writings from Robert Nozick, Ernest Sosa, Laurence BonJour, and Fred Dretske. This work encourages readers to engage with the texts and to think for themselves.
Sven Bernecker is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Manchester and Privatdozent for Philosophy at the University of Munich. He has written on epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of mind and is co-editor with Fred Dretske of Knowledge: Readings in Contemporary Epistemology (2000).