This book presents a quite comprehensive set of readings that are excellent for courses in epistemology at several levels and can be used even without an accompanying textbook. They are organized by topic in a way that invites sequential study; the readings in each major area are presented in an order that both indicates historical development and facilities comprehension; and the volume as a whole has a good balance: it contains classical contributions by great philosophers, influential recent essays, and contemporary papers that illustrate cutting-edge work in the field.