does it mean to know something? Can we have confidence in our
the study of knowledge, can often seem like a daunting subject. And yet few
topics are more basic to human life. We are inquisitive creatures by nature, and
the unending quest for truth leads us to raise difficult questions about the
quest itself. What are the conditions, sources, and limits of our knowledge? Do
our beliefs need to be rationally justified? Can we have certainty?
this primer on epistemology, James Dew and Mark Foreman guide readers through
this discipline in philosophy. This second edition has been expanded with new
material and now serves as the first volume in IVP's Questions in Christian
Philosophy series. By asking basic questions and using clear, jargon-free
language, they provide an entry into one of the most important issues in
K. Dew Jr. (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, University of
Birmingham) is president and professor of Christian philosophy at New Orleans
Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the coauthor of Philosophy:
A Christian Introduction and Understanding
Postmodernism: A Christian Perspective and
the coeditor of God
and Evil: The Case for God in a World Filled with Pain and God
and the Problem of Evil: Five Views.
W. Foreman (PhD, University of Virginia) is professor of philosophy and religion
at Liberty University. He is also the author of Prelude
to Philosophy: An Introduction for Christians and Christianity
and Bioethics: Confronting Clinical Issues.