The rational dimension of understanding

Belkoniene, M. (2022) The rational dimension of understanding. Synthese, 200, 349. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-022-03839-z)

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It is natural to regard understanding as having a rational dimension, in the sense that understanding seems to require having justification for holding certain beliefs about the world. Some philosophers however argue that justification is not required to gain understanding of phenomena. In the present paper, my intention is to provide a critical examination of the arguments that have been offered against the view that understanding requires justification in order to show that, contrary to what they purport to establish, justification remains a plausible requirement on understanding.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Belkoniene, Dr Miloud
Authors: Belkoniene, M.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Synthese
ISSN (Online):1573-0964
Published Online:17 August 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Author
First Published:First published in Synthese 200:349
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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