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Author McBride, Mark, 1978- author.

Title Basic knowledge and conditions on knowledge / Mark McBride.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (vii, 228 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223) and index.
Contents Part one. Exploring basic knowledge -- Reflections on Moore's 'proof' -- First reflections on the problem of easy knowledge -- The problem of easy knowledge: towards a solution -- Evidence and transmission failure -- A puzzle for dogmatism -- Part two. Conditions on knowledge: conclusive reasons, sensitivity, and safety -- Conclusive reasons -- Sensitivity -- Safety -- Safety: an application.
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.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publisher website, viewed on March 30, 2020).
Language English.
Subject Knowledge, Theory of.
Justification (Theory of knowledge)
Cognitive science New.
Interdisciplinary studies.
Philosophy of language.
Philosophy: epistemology and theory of knowledge.
Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects.
PHILOSOPHY -- Epistemology.
Justification (Theory of knowledge) (OCoLC)fst00985247
Knowledge, Theory of. (OCoLC)fst00988194
Indexed Term safety condition.
basic knowledge.
conclusive reasons.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Open Book Publishers, publisher.
Other Form: 9781783742844
ISBN 9781783742851 (PDF)
1783742852 (PDF)
9781783742868 (epub)
1783742860 (epub)
9781783742875 (mobi)
1783742879 (mobi)
9781783742844 (hardback)
1783742844 (hardback)
Standard No. 9781783742837
10.11647/OBP.0104 doi
AU@ 000061396225
AU@ 000062592173
GBVCP 1014945488
UKMGB 018671770

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