Readership: Scholars and advanced students in epistemology.
José L. Zalabardo, University College London
José L. Zalabardo is a reader at the University College London Philosophy Department. He studied for his PhD at the University of Michigan, was a lecturer at the University of Birmingham from 1994 to 2000, and then joined UCL. He has published numerous articles in academic journals and collective volumes, and is the author of Introduction to the Theory of Logic (Westview Press, 2000), and editor of Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy (OUP, 2012).
"This book presents a deep and detailed reliabilist account of knowledge that attempts to overcome the central sceptical arguments (the regress argument, arguments based on sceptical hypotheses and the problem of the criterion), which is worthwhile on its own" - Tobies Grimaltos, Theoria
"Zalabardos carefully articulated picture is an attractive one, which any epistemologist working on the nature of knowledge and the attendant problem about scepticism should take very seriously. I found the mixture of knowledge by truth-tracking and evidentially supported knowledge, where both are understood probabilistically, refreshing. The arguments that are brought to bear in support of this picture are throughout very clear and concise. The
text is replete with intriguing observations. In sum, this is an impressive and important book." - Jesper Kallestrup, Analysis
"Scepticism and Reliable Belief is an important work in epistemology: it makes a strong push for a reliabilist response to skepticism, and it does so with fresh eyes and in a clear and thorough manner. Those of us who have an interest in finding an adequate response to skepticism will benefit from a close and careful examination of Zalabardo's book." - Tim Black, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
1: The problem of scepticism
2: Reliabilism and the evidential constraint
3: Knowledge and truth tracking
5: Inferential knowledge
6: Knowledge without evidence
7: Sceptical arguments
8: Scepticism and realism