Sunday, November 20, 2011

Research Sources

“Thus, we will argue here that one’s being absolutely certain of something involves having a certain severly negative attitude in the matter of whether that thing is so: the attitude that no new information, evidence or experience which one might ever have will be seriously considered by one to be at all relevant to any possible change in one’s thinking in the matter”

Unger, Peter. “An Argument for Skepticism.” Epistemology. Eds. Ernest Sosa and Jaegwon Kim. Blackwell Publishers Inc, 2000. 45. Print

The source that I have taken this quote from is a large anthology on epistemology that was written edited by Ernest Sosa and Jaegwon Kim from Brown University. I think that it is a very solid source considering it was given to me by my teacher, it is a large anthology, and was edited by Brown University, a credible school. I am planning on using this source to read about different epistemological views such as skepticism, to see how different arguments are constructed and what types of arguments are offered.

“Relativism is always asserted absolutely. If it were not intended to apply generally, it would have no claim to philosophic importance. Bit if it is asserted universally, then its assertion contradicts what is being asserted. An absolutistic relativism is a self-contradiction.”

Clark, Gordan H. A Christian View of Men and Things. Vol. 1. Unicoi: Trinity Foundation, 2005. Print.

The source of this quote was taken from a Philosophy book that  was givent to me by a teacher from my high. It is the first volume of a series written by a Christian philosopher named Gordan H Clark. Throughout the book, he talks about different philosophical issues and offers common refutes to their claims. I am going to use this book mainly to look at critiques and criticisms of the different theories of epistemology.

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