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Knowledge and the State of Nature : an Essay in Conceptual Synthesis.

Author: Edward Craig
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, 1991.
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Craig, Edward.
Knowledge and the State of Nature : An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, ©1991
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Craig
ISBN: 9780191519642 0191519642
OCLC Number: 922953868
Description: 1 online resource (182 pages)
Contents: ""Contents""; ""I: Nature and motivation of project. Doubts answered. Plato, Pears, Hobbes, comparison with State-of-Nature Theory in Political Philosophy. Evolutionary epistemology.""; ""II: Derivation of first condition; the problem whether belief necessary. Necessary and sufficient conditions an unsuitable format. The prototypical case.""; ""III: Need for third condition. Discussion of the Nozick�Dretske analysis.""; ""IV: Why causal theory, tracking, reliabilism all good approximations. Why justified true belief a good approximation. Comparison with Grice."" ""V: Distinction between Informant and Source of Information its nature and point. Application to putative �knowledge without belief cases; and to comparativism: Goldman.""; ""VI: Being right by accident. All analyses insufficient. Blackburn: the Mirv/Pirv principle.""; ""VII: Local v. Global Reliabilism. Discussion of McGinn.""; ""VIII: Externalist and Internalist analyses. The firstperson case. Knowing that one knows.""; ""IX: Insufficiency of the various analyses. The �No false lemma� principle. Its rationale�and its effect."" ""X: Objectivisation. The �cart before the horse� objection�and the response.""""XI: Lotteries and multiple premises: the pull towards certainty. Knowledge and natural laws.""; ""XII: Objectivisation and scepticism. Unger�s first account.""; ""XIII: Two explanations of scepticism: the first-person approach, and the absolute perspective.""; ""XIV: Knowledge and involvement. What makes truth valuable?.""; ""XV: Testimony and the transmission of knowledge. Welbourne: believing the speaker."" ""XVI: Other locutions: Knowing Fred. Information v. acquaintance. Interacting with Fred. Knowing London�and German.""""XVII: Other locutions: Knowing how to. The Inquirer and the Apprentice. �Knows how to� compared with �can��and with �knows that�.""; ""Appendix: Unger�s Semantic Relativism.""; ""References""; ""Index of Names""

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