Besides its rigor, it is also impressive in scope, as Bergmann provides interesting discussions of connected topics like epistemic deontology, justification defeaters, epistemic circularity
, skepticism, and the new evil demon problem.
Schmitt argues that on an operations-based account of justified belief, the move from the perspective reliability of causal inferences to the claim that they are defeasibly justifying need not entail epistemic circularity
, but if it does, Hume would find that circularity
It includes articles on the history of Western, African, and Islamic philosophy; treatments of hermeneutics, aesthetics, functionalism, and Kantian ethics; many technical terms in philosophy, such as circularity
in argument, mental events, and reductionism; and topics like gender in international law, ecology, cosmology, animals, choice, bad faith, categorical thinking, character, community, democracy, friendship, existence, doubt, feminist ethics, evil, language, jurisprudence, infinity, hedonism, idolatry, naturalism, lying, moral realism, pain, reality, theism, the self, and virtue.