Category: Epistemology

The Scope of Knowledge

The far more difficult problem is that an inference to the best explanation defeats the sceptic only if we can…

The Scope of Knowledge

I must admit that I have never seen three people or objects that disconfirm the example regarding tallness, but imagine…

The Scope of Knowledge

A yet more contemporary response, contextualism, builds upon the previous one by agreeing that we do not know that we…

The Scope of Knowledge

In the first section we utilised intuitions about when knowledge is had in order to derive an account of its…

The Nature of Knowledge – 2

Let us review some of the examples that were problematic for the rival accounts of knowledge. When there is misleading…

The Nature of Knowledge – 1

If justification is irrelevant to knowledge, we may wonder at the epistemologist’s obsession with the notion. There are several explanations.…

The Nature of Knowledge

Knowledge is the goal of belief. It is what belief aims to be, or, more precisely, what we aim at…

The Structure of Knowledge

In responding to the charge of circularity, we should note first that the argument defending inference to the best explanation…

The Scope of Knowledge

In the first section we utilised intuitions about when knowledge is had in order to derive an account of its…

The Nature of Knowledge

Knowledge is the goal of belief. It is what belief aims to be, or, more precisely, what we aim at…