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Epistemic Pragmatism

Michael Hannon

in What's the Point of Knowledge?: A Function-First Epistemology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190914721
eISBN:
9780190914752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914721.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is the correct semantic account of “knows”? This is a hotly debated question in epistemology. Scholars have recently appealed to putative facts about the purpose of knowledge ascriptions to ... More


What's the Point of Knowledge?: A Function-First Epistemology

Michael Hannon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190914721
eISBN:
9780190914752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914721.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about knowledge and its value. At the heart of this book is a simple idea: we can answer many interesting and difficult questions in epistemology by reflecting on the role of epistemic ... More


Introduction

Michael Hannon

in What’s the Point of Knowledge?: A Function-First Epistemology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190914721
eISBN:
9780190914752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914721.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter outlines the main aim of the book, which is to reveal the nature, purpose, and significance of knowledge by investigating why humans think and speak of knowing. Hannon calls ... More


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