What is knowledge?
Cassam, Quassim. (2009) What is knowledge? Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, Vol.84 (64). pp. 101-120. ISSN 1358-2461
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What would a good answer to this question – call it (WK) – look like? What I’m going to call the standard analytic approach (SA) says that: (A) The way to answer WK is to analyse the concept of knowledge. (B) To analyse the concept of knowledge is to come up with noncircular necessary and sufficient conditions for someone to know that something is the case. Is the standard analytic approach to WK the right approach? If not, what would be a better way of doing things? These are the questions I’m going to tackle here. I want to look at some criticisms of SA and consider the prospects for a different, non-standard analytic approach (NA) to WK.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Knowledge, Theory of, Analysis (Philosophy), Information networks, Reductionism|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 101-120|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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