The Resource Knowledge and the state of nature : an essay in conceptual synthesis, Edward Craig

Knowledge and the state of nature : an essay in conceptual synthesis, Edward Craig

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Knowledge and the state of nature : an essay in conceptual synthesis
Title
Knowledge and the state of nature
Title remainder
an essay in conceptual synthesis
Statement of responsibility
Edward Craig
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this illuminating study Craig argues that the standard practice of analyzing the concept of knowledge has radical defects--arbitrary restriction of the subject matter and risky theoretical presuppositions. He proposes a new approach similar to the "state-of-nature" method found in political theory, building the concept up from a hypothesis about its social function and the needs it fulfills. Shedding light on much that philosophers have written about knowledge, its analysis and the obstacles to its analysis, and the debate over skepticism, this compelling work will be of interest to students and scholars of epistemology and the philosophy of language
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DLC
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1942-
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Craig, Edward
Index
index present
LC call number
BD161
LC item number
.C67 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Language and languages
  • Connaissance, Théorie de la
  • Langage et langues - Philosophie
  • Connaissance, Théorie de la
  • Langage et langues
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Language and languages
  • Erkenntnistheorie
  • Konzeption
  • Erkenntnistheorie
  • Konzeption
Label
Knowledge and the state of nature : an essay in conceptual synthesis, Edward Craig
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Discussion of the Nozick-Dretske analysis
  • Why causal theory, tracking, reliabilism all good approximations
  • Why justified true belief a good approximation
  • Comparison with Grice
  • Distinction between Informant and Source of Information; its nature and point
  • Application to putative 'knowledge without belief' cases; and to comparativism: Goldman
  • Being right by accident
  • All analyses insufficient
  • Blackburn: the Mirv/Pirv principle
  • Local v. Global Reliabilism
  • Nature and motivation of project
  • Discussion of McGinn
  • Externalist and Internalist analyses
  • The first-person case
  • Knowing that one knows
  • Insufficiency of the various analyses
  • The 'No false lemma' principle
  • Its rationale--and its effect
  • Objectivisation
  • The 'cart before the horse' objection--and the response
  • Lotteries and multiple premises: the pull towards certainty
  • Doubts answered
  • Knowledge and natural laws
  • Objectivisation and scepticism
  • Unger's first account
  • Two explanations of scepticism: the first-person approach, and the absolute perspective
  • Knowledge and involvement
  • What makes truth valuable?
  • Testimony and the transmission of knowledge
  • Welbourne: believing the speaker
  • Other locutions: Knowing Fred
  • Plato, Pears, Hobbes, comparison with State-of-Nature Theory in Political Philosophy
  • Evolutionary epistemology
  • Derivation of first condition; the problem whether belief necessary
  • Necessary and sufficient conditions an unsuitable format
  • The prototypical case
  • Need for third condition
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 169 pages
Isbn
9780198238799
Lccn
90034414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)21373733
Label
Knowledge and the state of nature : an essay in conceptual synthesis, Edward Craig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Discussion of the Nozick-Dretske analysis
  • Why causal theory, tracking, reliabilism all good approximations
  • Why justified true belief a good approximation
  • Comparison with Grice
  • Distinction between Informant and Source of Information; its nature and point
  • Application to putative 'knowledge without belief' cases; and to comparativism: Goldman
  • Being right by accident
  • All analyses insufficient
  • Blackburn: the Mirv/Pirv principle
  • Local v. Global Reliabilism
  • Nature and motivation of project
  • Discussion of McGinn
  • Externalist and Internalist analyses
  • The first-person case
  • Knowing that one knows
  • Insufficiency of the various analyses
  • The 'No false lemma' principle
  • Its rationale--and its effect
  • Objectivisation
  • The 'cart before the horse' objection--and the response
  • Lotteries and multiple premises: the pull towards certainty
  • Doubts answered
  • Knowledge and natural laws
  • Objectivisation and scepticism
  • Unger's first account
  • Two explanations of scepticism: the first-person approach, and the absolute perspective
  • Knowledge and involvement
  • What makes truth valuable?
  • Testimony and the transmission of knowledge
  • Welbourne: believing the speaker
  • Other locutions: Knowing Fred
  • Plato, Pears, Hobbes, comparison with State-of-Nature Theory in Political Philosophy
  • Evolutionary epistemology
  • Derivation of first condition; the problem whether belief necessary
  • Necessary and sufficient conditions an unsuitable format
  • The prototypical case
  • Need for third condition
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 169 pages
Isbn
9780198238799
Lccn
90034414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)21373733

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