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Author McBride, Mark, author.

Title Basic knowledge and conditions on knowledge / Mark McBride.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (238 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Available through Open Book Publishers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-223) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Part one. Exploring basic knowledge -- Overview of part one -- 1. Reflections on Moore's 'Proof' -- 2. First reflections on the problem of easy knowledge -- 3. The Problem of easy knowledge: towards a solution -- 4. Evidence and transmission failure -- 5. A puzzle for dogmatism -- Interim Review -- Part two. Conditions on knowledge : conclusive reasons, sensitivity, and safety -- Overview of Part Two -- 6. Conclusive reasons -- 7. Sensitivity -- 8. Safety -- 9. Safety : an application -- Conclusion.
Summary "How do we know what we know? In this stimulating and rigorous book, Mark McBride explores two sets of issues in contemporary epistemology: the problems that warrant transmission poses for the category of basic knowledge; and the status of conclusive reasons, sensitivity, and safety as conditions that are necessary for knowledge. To have basic knowledge is to know (have justification for) some proposition immediately, i.e., knowledge (justification) that doesn't depend on justification for any other proposition. This book considers several puzzles that arise when you take seriously the possibility that we can have basic knowledge. McBride's analysis draws together two vital strands in contemporary epistemology that are usually treated in isolation from each other. Additionally, its innovative arguments include a new application of the safety condition to the law."--Publisher's website.
Language English.
Subject Knowledge, Theory of.
Cognitive science.
Philosophy of mind.
PHILOSOPHY -- Epistemology.
Cognitive science New.
Interdisciplinary studies.
Philosophy of language.
Philosophy: epistemology and theory of knowledge.
Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects.
Cognitive science. (OCoLC)fst00866547
Knowledge, Theory of. (OCoLC)fst00988194
Philosophy of mind. (OCoLC)fst01060840
Indexed Term justifications.
safety condition.
basic knowledge.
conclusive reasons.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Open Book Publishers, publisher.
Other Form: Print version: McBride, Mark. Basic Knowledge and Conditions on Knowledge. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2017 9781783742844
ISBN 9781783742851 (electronic bk.)
1783742852 (electronic bk.)
9781783742844 (Hardback)
Standard No. 9781783742837
10.11647/OBP.0104 doi

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