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Single Idea 3580

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 4. Foundationalism / b. Basic beliefs]

Full Idea

If we are to treat experience as the foundation of knowledge, then experience must itself be understood to involve propositional content.

Gist of Idea

Experience must be meaningful to act as foundations


Michael Williams (Problems of Knowledge [2001], Ch. 8)

Book Reference

Williams,Michael: 'Problems of Knowledge' [OUP 2001], p.97

A Reaction

This sounds right, but since pure 'experience' obviously doesn't have propositional content, because it needs interpretation and evaluation, then this strategy won't work.