Commodious knowledge

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2017) Commodious knowledge. Synthese, 194(5), pp. 1487-1502. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0938-3)

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This paper offers a novel account of the value of knowledge. The account is novel insofar as it advocates a shift in focus from the value of individual items of knowledge to the value of the commodity of knowledge. It is argued that the commodity of knowledge is valuable in at least two ways: (i) in a wide range of areas, knowledge is our way of being in cognitive contact with the world and (ii) for us the good life is a life rich enough in knowledge.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was funded by an OT grant from KU Leuven’s Special Research Fund (BoF).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simion, Professor Mona and Kelp, Professor Christoph
Authors: Kelp, C., and Simion, M.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Synthese
ISSN (Online):1573-0964
Published Online:07 October 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media
First Published:First published in Synthese 2015
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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