Knowledge-first: an introduction

Carter, J. .A. , Gordon, E. C. and Jarvis, B. W. (2017) Knowledge-first: an introduction. In: Carter, J. A., Gordon, E. C. and Jarvis, B. W. (eds.) Knowledge-First: Approaches in Epistemology and Mind. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780198716310 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198716310.003.0001)

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In this introductory chapter, the volume’s editors provide a theoretical background to the volume’s topic and a brief overview of the papers included. The chapter is divided into five parts: Section 1 explains the main contours of the knowledge-first approach, as it was initially advanced by Timothy Williamson in Knowledge and its Limits. In Sections 2–3, some of the key philosophical motivations for the knowledge-first approach are reviewed, and several key contemporary research themes associated with this approach in epistemology, the philosophy of mind and elsewhere are outlined and briefly discussed. The volume’s papers are divided into two broad categories: foundational issues and applications and new directions. Section 4 discusses briefly the scope and aim of the volume as the editors have conceived it, and Section 5 offers an overview of each of the individual contributions in the volume.

Item Type:Book Sections (Introduction)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gordon, Dr Emma and Carter, Dr J Adam
Authors: Carter, J. .A., Gordon, E. C., and Jarvis, B. W.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Published Online:01 December 2017

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