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Syntactic Restriction Strategies

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in The Knowability Paradox

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282593
eISBN:
9780191603587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282595.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter examines approaches to the paradox that wish to save anti-realism from the paradox by denying that the knowability assumption is a commitment of anti-realism. Such approaches contend ... More


Introduction

Patrick Greenough and Duncan Pritchard

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the key epistemological themes in the work of Timothy Williamson, including: ‘knowledge-first’ epistemology, knowledge as a state of mind, cognitive ... More


Is Knowing a State of Mind? The Case Against

Elizabeth Fricker

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In Knowledge and its Limits (KAIL) chapters 1 and 2, Timothy Williamson argues for what he rightly advertises as a surprising thesis: that knowing is a mental state (KMS). This chapter aims to show, ... More


Knowledge, Evidence, and Skepticism According to Williamson

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0034
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents Timothy Williamson's views on scepticism and perceptual knowledge. It argues that Williamson's overall position does not successfully combine an answer to scepticism with a ... More


Evidence=Knowledge: Williamson's Solution to Skepticism

Stephen Schiffer

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

A single argument template — the EPH template — can be used to generate versions of the best-known and most challenging sceptical problems. In Knowledge and its Limits, Timothy Williamson presents a ... More


E = K and Perceptual Knowledge

Anthony Brueckner

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

According to Timothy Williamson, all evidence is knowledge, and all knowledge is evidence: E = K. He argues for the following theses: (1) all evidence is propositional; (2) all propositional evidence ... More


The Epistemic Theory of Vagueness

TIMOTHY A. O. ENDICOTT

in Vagueness in Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268406
eISBN:
9780191714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268406.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Philosophy of Law

This chapter addresses the epistemic theory of vagueness, which claims that there are sharp, unknowable boundaries to the application of vague expressions. Some features of Timothy Williamson's ... More


Are Mental States Luminous?

Matthias Steup

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In Knowledge and its Limits Timothy Williamson gives a fascinating argument against the claim that mental states or conditions are luminous. He defines luminosity as follows: ‘A condition C is ... More


Replies to Critics

Timothy Williamson

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter presents Timothy Williamson's responses to the arguments presented by his critics in the preceding chapters.


Can the Concept of Knowledge be Analysed?

Quassim Cassam

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In Knowledge and its Limits Timothy Williamson (2000) argues for what is called the Unanalysability Hypothesis (UH), the hypothesis that ‘the concept knows cannot be analysed into more basic ... More


Williamson's Casual Approach to Probabilism

Mark Kaplan

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

The Requirement of Total Evidence enjoins you to proportion your beliefs to the support they receive from your total evidence. How exactly are we to understand what it is asking you to do? In ... More


Epistemicism and Semantic Plasticity 1

John Hawthorne

in Metaphysical Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199291236
eISBN:
9780191710612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291236.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter makes vivid a kind of puzzle that arises when Timothy Williamson's epistemicist machinery is applied to borderline cases of (i) personhood and (ii) semantic properties. The chapter ... More


Timothy Williamson's Knowledge and its Limits

Ernest Sosa

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter has four parts. The first lays out Williamson's account of mental concepts and mental states, and his characterization of knowledge as the most general factive stative attitude. The ... More


Merely Possible Propositions

Robert Stalnaker

in Modality: Metaphysics, Logic, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199565818
eISBN:
9780191722004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565818.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter argues that some propositions exist only contingently. Among the contingently existing propositions are ‘possible worlds’, which are understood as maximal consistent propositions. The ... More


Infallibilism or Pragmatic Encroachment?

Jeremy Fantl and Matthew McGrath

in Knowledge in an Uncertain World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199550623
eISBN:
9780191722684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550623.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

If the arguments of previous chapters are sound, then fallibilist purism about knowledge is false. This raises the question of which to retain, fallibilism or purism? The first part of the chapter ... More


Ugly Analyses and Value

Michael R. DePaul

in Epistemic Value

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231188
eISBN:
9780191710827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231188.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines an argument that a number of philosophers have recently employed to show that something ordinarily considered valuable is not, in fact, valuable. The argument begins by ... More


Defeating the Dogma of Defeasibility

Ram Neta

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Timothy Williamson has urged us to regard the Gettier problem as insoluble and so to forego the search for the elusive ‘fourth condition’ on knowledge. He has also defended the popular thesis that ... More


Primeness, Internalism, Explanation

Frank Jackson

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In order for subjects to know or remember, they must be the right way internally, and the environment they inhabit must be the right way. Those in a deep coma don't know or remember anything; they ... More


Knowledge and its Limits

Timothy Williamson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256563
eISBN:
9780191598678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925656X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book develops a conception of epistemology in which the notion of knowledge is explanatorily fundamental. It reverses the traditional programme of trying to analyse knowledge as a combination of ... More


Williamson on Knowledge

Patrick Greenough and Duncan Pritchard (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This book collects fifteen articles by prominent philosophers on the epistemological writings of Timothy Williamson, along with replies from the author to each of the articles. All the key themes in ... More


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