Williamson on Knowledge

Patrick Michael Greenough, Duncan Pritchard

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology


Timothy Williamson's 2000 book Knowledge and Its Limits is perhaps the most important work of philosophy of the decade. Eighteen leading philosophers have now joined forces to give a critical assessment of ideas and arguments in this work, and the impact it has had on contemporary philosophy. They discuss epistemological issues concerning evidence, defeasibility, scepticism, testimony, assertion, and perception, and debate Williamson's central claim that knowledge is a mental state.

Contributors include: Bill Brewer, Tony Brueckner, Quassim Cassam, Keith DeRose, Elizabeth Fricker, John Hawthorne, Frank Jackson, Mark Kaplan, Jonathan Kvanvig, Stephen Schiffer, Ernest Sosa, Neil Tennant, Charles Travis, and Crispin Wright.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages416
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-928751-2, 978-0-19-928752-9
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Timothy Williamson
  • Knowledge
  • Primitivism about Knowledge
  • Luminosity
  • Margins for Error
  • Fitch's Paradox
  • KK-Principle
  • Knowledge as a Mental State
  • Externalism


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