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Single Idea 8888

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

Full Idea

The concept of knowledge is seriously problematic in more than one way, and is best avoided as far as possible in sober epistemological discussion.

Gist of Idea

The concept of knowledge is so confused that it is best avoided


Laurence Bonjour (A Version of Internalist Foundationalism [2003], 1.5)

Book Reference

Bonjour,L/Sosa,E: 'Epistemic Justification' [Blackwells 2003], p.21

A Reaction

Two sorts of states seem to be conflated: one where an animal has a true belief caused by an environmental event, and the other where a scholar pores over books and experiments to arrive at a hard-won truth. I say only the second is 'knowledge'.