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William Alston

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William Alston

William P. Alston (born 1921) is a Syracuse University philosophy professor, and has been influential as a Christian epistemologist of the twentieth century. His views on foundationalism and internalism versus externalism, among many other topics, have been very influential. Alston has also done important work in philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, history of philosophy and other fields. Alston is counted among the analytic philosophers.

Together with other philosophers (Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Richard Mouw) Alston was involved in setting up the magazine Faith and philosophy (http://www.faithandphilosophy.com/) and the Society of Christian Philosophers (http://www.siu.edu/~scp/).

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Further reading

  • Alston, William P., Illocutionary Acts and Sentence Meaning, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2000
  • Alston, William P., A Realist Conception of Truth, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1996
  • Alston, William P., Epistemic Justification: Essays in the Theory of Knowledge, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1996
  • Alston, William P., The Reliability of Sense Perception, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1993
  • Alston, William P., Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1991
  • Alston, William P., Philosophy of Language, Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall, 1964
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