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Sources of Knowledge

On the Concept of a Rational Capacity for Knowledge

Andrea Kern

Translated by Daniel Smyth

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$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674416116

Publication Date: 01/02/2017


304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


This is an excellent book. It is lucid, forceful, and rich in thought-provoking ideas. I believe it is one of the most interesting and potentially significant contributions to the field of epistemology of the last decade. Given the richness of its discussion, however, Kern’s book will be interesting not just to professional epistemologists, but to a wide philosophical readership.—Matthew Boyle, University of Chicago

This is an extraordinary, daring book. It is an original and powerful contribution to epistemology that reorients, or gets beneath, a number of debates that have shaped the discipline in the last few decades. It reaches beyond the limits of epistemology, locating its results concerning human knowledge within a metaphysics of the human mind, a metaphysics that articulates the self-understanding internal to our existence.—Christoph Menke, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main

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