The possibility of knowledge
Cassam, Quassim. (2007) The possibility of knowledge. Grazer Philosophische Studien , Vol.74 . pp. 125-141. ISSN 0165-9227
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I focus on two questions: what is knowledge, and how is knowledge possible? The latter is an example of a how-possible question. I argue that how-possible questions are obstacle-dependent and that they need to be dealt with at three different levels, the level of means, of obstacle-removal, and of enabling conditions. At the first of these levels the possibility of knowledge is accounted for by identifying means of knowing, and I argue that the identification of such means also contributes to a proper understanding of what knowledge is.
|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|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Grazer Philosophische Studien|
|Publisher:||Editions Rodopi B.V.|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 125-141|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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