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Methodologies in Epistemology

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/9780190914721.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter outlines the method of “function-first epistemology” and highlights some of its benefits. This method involves three broad steps: we start with a prima facie plausible hypothesis about ... 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


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


Skepticism and the Point of Knowledge

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/9780190914721.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the relationship between philosophical skepticism and the concerns of daily life. The aim is to show that function-first epistemology can augment an argument against skepticism. ... More


Loosening the Need-Concept Tie: Edward Craig

Matthieu Queloz

in The Practical Origins of Ideas: Genealogy as Conceptual Reverse-Engineering

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198868705
eISBN:
9780191905179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868705.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter on E. J. Craig’s genealogy of the concept of knowledge aims to bring out four attractive features of the method. First, by examining its alleged incompatibility with knowledge-first ... More


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