Knowledge, Teaching and Wisdom

  • Keith Lehrer
  • B. Jeannie Lum
  • Beverly A. Slichta
  • Nicholas D. Smith

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introductory Essay

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Keith Lehrer, Nicholas D. Smith
      Pages 3-17
  3. Socrates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Hugh H. Benson
      Pages 21-33
    3. Scott Warren Calef
      Pages 35-47
  4. Other Historical Views

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Peter Vernezze
      Pages 101-109
    3. Robert Snyder
      Pages 125-133
  5. Knowledge and Justification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Bruce Russell
      Pages 137-147
    3. Leopold Stubenberg
      Pages 149-162
    4. Daniel Gilman
      Pages 163-175
    5. Ann Owens
      Pages 187-191
  6. Skepticism and Ways of Knowing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Vrinda Dalmiya
      Pages 207-217
  7. Wisdom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Richard Garrett
      Pages 221-232
    3. Sharon Ryan
      Pages 233-242
  8. Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Andrew P. Norman
      Pages 253-266
    3. Joshua L. Golding
      Pages 267-277
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 279-291

About this book


This book derives from a 1993 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Knowledge, Teaching, and Wisdom. The Institute took place at the University of California, Berkeley, and was co-directed by Keith Lehrer and Nicholas D. Smith. The aims of the Institute were several: we sought to reintroduce wisdom as a topic of discussion among contemporary philosophers, to undertake an historical investigation of how and when and why it was that wisdom faded from philosophical view, and to ask how contemporary epistemological theories might apply to the obviously related subjects of teaching and wisdom. In recruiting participants, Lehrer and Smith put the greatest emphasis on those with professional interests in epistemology and the history of philosophy, of the ancient Greeks especially ancient Greek philosophy (because in the writings all three subjects of the Institute were explicitly related and discussed). But in addition to these two groups, some effort was made also to include others, with academic specializations in a variety of fields other than epistemology and the history of philosophy, to ensure that a broad perspective could be achieved in our discussions. To an obvious extent, the papers in this book reflect the recruitment emphases and variety. They also testify to the extent that the Institute managed to bring life to our subjects, and to raise very old questions in a contemporary context.


David Hume Plato Socrates education knowledge philosophy subject

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith Lehrer
    • 1
  • B. Jeannie Lum
    • 2
  • Beverly A. Slichta
    • 3
  • Nicholas D. Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.University of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  3. 3.Erie Community CollegeOrchard ParkUSA
  4. 4.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4684-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2022-9
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