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Single Idea 3582

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / B. Certain Knowledge / 1. Certainty]

Full Idea

Propositional content is inseparable from possible error. Therefore no judgement, however modest, is indubitable. So if basic experiential knowledge has to be indubitable, there is no such knowledge.

Gist of Idea

Propositions make error possible, so basic experiential knowledge is impossible


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

Book Reference

Williams,Michael: 'Problems of Knowledge' [OUP 2001], p.100