What's the point of 'knowledge' anyway?

Kelp, C. (2011) What's the point of 'knowledge' anyway? Episteme, 8(1), pp. 53-66. (doi:10.3366/epi.2011.0006)

Kelp, C. (2011) What's the point of 'knowledge' anyway? Episteme, 8(1), pp. 53-66. (doi:10.3366/epi.2011.0006)

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Abstract

In Knowledge and the State of Nature Edward Craig defends the thesis that the function of the concept of knowledge is to flag good informants. This paper aims to show that Craig's thesis (CT) is false. In order to establish this, I will point to some data that CT fails to explain in a satisfactory manner. I will then introduce an alternative thesis that is not only able to secure the acclaimed benefits of CT, but also provides a neat explanation of the recalcitrant data.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kelp, Dr Christoph
Authors: Kelp, C.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Episteme
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:1742-3600
ISSN (Online):1750-0117
Published Online:01 February 2011

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