What is "Knowledge"?

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What is "Knowledge"?

<p>What is “knowledge”? What does it mean to ‘know’, and how do we know that we really know? How can we be sure that our beliefs are ‘true’, and that our justifications are truly justificatory?

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What is “knowledge”? What does it mean to ‘know’, and how do we know that we really know? How can we be sure that our beliefs are ‘true’, and that our justifications are truly justificatory? Plato’s characterisation as “justified true belief” leaves many questions unanswered; this course is a fresh look at answering them.


SUGGESTED READING

  • D. M. Armstrong: A Theory of Universals (Cambridge: CUP, 1978)
  • A. J. Ayer: Language, Truth and Logic (Penguin, 1990)
  • A. J. Ayer: The Problem of Knowledge (Penguin, 1990)
  • A. J. Ayer: Metaphysics and Common Sense (Macmillan, 1969)
  • P. Boghossian: Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism (Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • C. D. Broad: Scientific Thought (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1923)
  • R. A. Burton: On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not (New York: St Martin’s Griffin, 2008)
  • I. Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (1781), 2nd ed’n, tr. P. Guyer & A. W. Wood (Cambridge University Press, 1998)
  • Bart Kosko: Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic (Hyperion, 1994)
  • P. K. Moser: Philosophy after Objectivity: Making Sense in Perspective (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)
  • P. L. Nunez: Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • B. K. Ridley: On Science: Thinking in Action (Routledge, 2001)
  • B. Russell (1961): History of Western Philosophy, 2nd ed’n (Routledge, 1996)
  • G. Ryle (1949): The Concept of Mind (Penguin, 1990)
  • M. Seidel: Epistemic Relativism: A Constructive Critique (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  • A. N. Whitehead: An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Natural Knowledge (Cambridge University Press, 1919)