Themes from Klein

Knowledge, Scepticism, and Justification

  • Branden Fitelson
  • Rodrigo Borges
  • Cherie Braden

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 404)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Branden Fitelson, Cherie Braden
    Pages 1-12
  3. Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Ernest Sosa
      Pages 15-23
    3. Catherine Z. Elgin
      Pages 25-38
    4. Jonathan L. Kvanvig
      Pages 39-56
    5. Rodrigo Borges
      Pages 71-88
    6. Robert K. Shope
      Pages 89-107
  4. Scepticism

  5. Justification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Michael Huemer
      Pages 171-187
    3. Jeanne Peijnenburg, David Atkinson
      Pages 189-196
    4. Matthew Kotzen
      Pages 213-234
    5. Matthias Steup
      Pages 235-257
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-260

About this book


This volume features more than fifteen essays written in honor of Peter D. Klein. It explores the work and legacy of this prominent philosopher, who has had and continues to have a tremendous influence in the development of epistemology.

The essays reflect the breadth and depth of Klein's work. They engage directly with his views and with the views of his interlocutors. In addition, a comprehensive introduction discusses the overall impact of Klein's philosophical work. It also explains how each of the essays in the book fits within that legacy.

Coverage includes such topics as a knowledge-first account of defeasible reasoning, felicitous falsehoods, the possibility of foundationalist justification, the many formal faces of defeat, radical scepticism, and more.

Overall, the book provides readers with an overview of Klein’s contributions to epistemology, his importance to twentieth and twenty-first-century philosophy, and a survey of his philosophical ideas and accomplishments. It's not only a celebration of the work of an important philosopher. It also offers readers an insightful journey into the nature of knowledge, scepticism, and justification.


Klein Certainty Klein Defeasibility Klein Defeat Klein Epistemology Klein Inference Klein Infinitism Klein Descartes Klein knowledge Klein Rationality Descartes Skepticism Klein Epistemological theory Klein theories of justification Klein defeasible reasoning Klein evidentialism Klein closure principle for knowledge and justification Klein useful falsehoods

Editors and affiliations

  • Branden Fitelson
    • 1
  • Rodrigo Borges
    • 2
  • Cherie Braden
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy & ReligionNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.University of Colorado BoulderBoulderUSA

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