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Group Knowledge Attributions

Jennifer Lackey

in Knowledge Ascriptions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A view growing in popularity in current philosophical literature is the ‘reliable informant view of knowledge attributions’ (RIVKA), according to which the purpose of knowledge attributions is to ... 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


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


Impure 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/9780190914721.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends “communal impurism.” According to this view, a true belief amounts to knowledge partly due to practical (or nonepistemic) factors. “Communal impurism” is based on our need 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


Why Should We Care about the Concept of Knowledge?

Hilary Kornblith

in A Naturalistic Epistemology: Selected Papers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198712459
eISBN:
9780191780783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712459.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can we learn something interesting about knowledge by examining our concept of knowledge? Quite a bit, many argue. It is argued here that the concept of knowledge is of little epistemological ... More


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