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Single Idea 8878

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 1. Knowledge]

Full Idea

I am quite flexible on epistemic terminology, and am even willing to grant that a supermarket door can 'know' that someone is approaching.

Gist of Idea

It is acceptable to say a supermarket door 'knows' someone is approaching


Ernest Sosa (Beyond internal Foundations to external Virtues [2003], 6.6)

Book Reference

Bonjour,L/Sosa,E: 'Epistemic Justification' [Blackwells 2003], p.115

A Reaction

I take this amazing admission to be a hallmark of externalism. Sosa must extend this to thermostats. So flowers know the sun has come out. This is knowledge without belief. Could the door ever be 'wrong'?