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Lotteries and multiple premises: the pull towards certainty. Knowledge and natural laws

Edward Craig

in Knowledge and the State of Nature: An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238799
eISBN:
9780191597237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238797.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Objectivization forces the requirement of a high likelihood that an informant will be right if she is to be classified as a good one, but this does not, argues Craig, equal 1, for that figure has ... More


Objectivisation. The ‘cart before the horse’ objection—and the response

Edward Craig

in Knowledge and the State of Nature: An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238799
eISBN:
9780191597237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238797.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Introduces the principle of objectivization, which explains how concepts interpreted subjectively in the early stages of the state of nature, concepts that answer to the relatively immediate needs of ... More


Objectivisation and scepticism. Unger's first account

Edward Craig

in Knowledge and the State of Nature: An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238799
eISBN:
9780191597237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238797.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses scepticism of the kind exemplified by Descartes's deceitful demon thought experiment, and argues that we need to find the seeds of both scepticism itself and of the resistance to it in the ... More


Russian Existential Philosophy

Teresa Obolevitch

in Faith and Science in Russian Religious Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198838173
eISBN:
9780191874642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838173.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 11 presents the concepts of Nikolai Berdyaev and Lev Shestov who highlighted the mysterious dimension of the whole of reality from the perspective of his existential philosophy. For Berdyaev ... More


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/9780190914721.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter provides a preliminary statement and defense of the book’s central hypothesis, namely: the purpose of the concept of knowledge is to identify reliable informants. This hypothesis is used ... 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


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