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Epistemology Audiobook

Epistemology

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Publisher's Summary

This work gives clear rigorous answers to the fundamental questions of epistemology, these being:

  • What is knowledge?
  • How does declarative knowledge differ from procedural knowledge?
  • How does intuitive knowledge differ from discursive knowledge?
  • How does scientific knowledge differ from non-scientific knowledge?
  • What is the difference between discovery and justification?
  • What is the nature of our knowledge of the past, the future, the merely possible, and the present but not perceptible?
  • How is conceptual knowledge different from empirical knowledge?
  • Is all knowledge inferential?
  • Is all knowledge theoretical?
  • Is all inferential knowledge theoretical?
  • Is the mind transparent to itself?
  • Is the concept of unconscious ideation a coherent one?
  • What is the Gettier problem and what is the solution to the Gettier problem?

This book is appropriate for beginners and also for researchers.

©2016 John-Michael Kuczynski (P)2016 John-Michael Kuczynski

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    Kai 28/09/2016
    Kai 28/09/2016
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    "the work of a master"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    the best philosophy book, or book of any kind (at least on audible) that I have read/listened to in a long, long time


    What did you like best about this story?

    the rigor, combined with the flow


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the discussion of self-knowledge


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    too long for that


    Any additional comments?

    absolutely brilliant

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tug 28/09/2016
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    "hands down the best book in its class"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Epistemology to be better than the print version?

    yes, but when you hear it narrated, especially by this chap, the weight of kuczynski's wisdom really sinks in


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Epistemology?

    the discussion of self-knowledge, and the discussion of how all theoretical knowledge is inferential but not the way other arond


    What does Randy Whitlow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    a depth and magisterial slowness that forces you to take in what is being said, and gives you the time to do so


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    skip college read this book


    Any additional comments?

    skip college read this book

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • David
    25/09/16
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    "The ultimate philosophy book"
    Where does Epistemology rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number 1


    What other book might you compare Epistemology to and why?

    Probably something by Hume, because it is clear and logical.


    What about Randy Whitlow’s performance did you like?

    His deep voice, a relaxed yet focused quality. Very rich and nuanced voice; is sensitive to the fault-lines in this richly articulated material.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    If Alex Baldwin were smart, this is what he would say.


    Any additional comments?

    This books puts other philosophy books to shame. Bravo.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Avi
    26/09/16
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    "worth more than four years of philosophy classes"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I majored in philosophy. This book says more than my professors could over the course of six years (four years undergrad, two in a masters program)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    What does Randy Whitlow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Kuczynski's material moves very fast. Randy Whitlow brings a calm wisdom that offsets Kuczynski's nervous energy.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The material on information-transmission re: the Gettier problem was beyond good.


    Any additional comments?

    Presumably the author is well known. But the cover designs on his books look something an eight year old does. Who does his marketing?

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Nathan
    01/10/16
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    "the book for serious philosophers"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Epistemology to be better than the print version?

    yes, in that it made me really take in each sentence. also, there is a subtly lyrical quality, almost poetic, metered quality to it, which one has to hear it to appreciate.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Epistemology?

    the discussion of the paradox of analysis. it was brilliant, made me realize how incompetent my professors in college were.


    Have you listened to any of Randy Whitlow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    yes, impressed by its authoritativeness


    Any additional comments?

    if you are a thinker, get it. if you want fluff don't.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Sasha
    05/10/16
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    "a hammerblow of a book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, author solves gettier problem


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    this was a treatise, not a work of fiction


    Which character – as performed by Randy Whitlow – was your favorite?

    see above


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    almost, but had to take a break


    Any additional comments?

    discussion of counterfactual knowledge utterly, utterly cogent

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    05/10/16
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    "first rate"
    If you could sum up Epistemology in three words, what would they be?

    knowledge about knowledge


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Epistemology?

    the discussion of scientific justification and proof


    What does Randy Whitlow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    a measured quality, slow and steady


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    i like the part where newton was being discussed.


    Any additional comments?

    best book i've read in a long time

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • James
    05/10/16
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    "a beast!"
    Where does Epistemology rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    two or three


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Epistemology?

    the discussion of the unconscious


    What about Randy Whitlow’s performance did you like?

    the country quality of it, which contrasted with k's erudition


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    impressed, took work to get through, though because hard


    Any additional comments?

    damned good stuff

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • SCOTT
    26/09/16
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    "Best book I've read"
    What did you love best about Epistemology?

    The clarity


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the main one, he was smart


    Have you listened to any of Randy Whitlow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    this is my first encounter with randy whitlow


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    almost, but I had to pause to consider the things the author was saying


    Any additional comments?

    great book, great narrator

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    04/10/16
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    "a real accomplishment"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, a commanding performance of a major work.


    What other book might you compare Epistemology to and why?

    Some book by Russell or Hume


    Which character – as performed by Randy Whitlow – was your favorite?

    There were no characters, but there were no narrative elements


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, in awe of it


    Any additional comments?

    Be prepared to think!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Geraldine
    01/10/16
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    "a beautiful and haunting work"
    Where does Epistemology rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top two


    What other book might you compare Epistemology to and why?

    in defense of pure reason, by laurence of bonjour, because of its stature


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the analysis of logical analysis


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the discussion of our knowledge of scientific laws


    Any additional comments?

    the discussion of the justification vs causation of belief was particularly cogent

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Tam
    30/09/16
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    "better than four years of college"
    Where does Epistemology rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    number two


    What did you like best about this story?

    the intelligence and clarity


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the discussion of knowledge of hypothetical truths


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    epistemology the untold story


    Any additional comments?

    good narrator

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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