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A Sustainable Epistemic Methodology

Gila Sher

in Epistemic Friction: An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198768685
eISBN:
9780191822032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768685.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A central task of epistemology is a substantial grounding, or foundation, for all knowledge, empirical and abstract, in both world and mind. Yet today the foundational project is held in disrepute. ... More


Epistemic Friction: An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic

Gila Sher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198768685
eISBN:
9780191822032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768685.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The essay approaches knowledge from the perspective of the “basic human epistemic situation”–the situation of limited yet resourceful beings, living in a complex world and aspiring to know it in its ... More


The Foundational Problem of Logic

Gila Sher

in Epistemic Friction: An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198768685
eISBN:
9780191822032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768685.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Unlike empirical science and mathematics, logic has rarely received a systematic theoretical foundation. The chapter argues that the foundational problem of logic is a methodological problem, due to ... More


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