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[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 2. Understanding]

Full Idea

There are complaints that contemporary epistemology is too atomistic, and that the value of understanding has been neglected.


'atomistic' implies 'one bit at a time'

Gist of Idea

Modern epistemology is too atomistic, and neglects understanding


Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski (Virtues of the Mind [1996], I 2)

Book Reference

Zagzebski,Linda: 'Virtues of the Mind' [CUP 1996], p.29

A Reaction

This is because of the excessive influence of logic in contemporary analytic philosophy, which has to reduce knowledge to K(Fa), rather than placing it in a human context.