And yet, perhaps I'll stick my neck out and say that, given the presumed death of metaphysics (or at
least, the grave difficulties in which even the possibility of metaphysics finds itself), then a key
question running through much contemporary philosophy concerns the possibilities of knowledge. To
me, epistemology has become the central problem of philosophy, replacing metaphysics. You can
see worries about this question shot through present day ethics, logic, aesthetics and so on. I stand
prepared to be shot down in flames on this one by my fellow answerers, however.