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Knowledge from knowledge
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an essay on inferential knowledge
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Martins Borges
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Rodrigo
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1979-
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Rodrigo Martins Borges
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Duncan
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de Almeida
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Claudio
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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Under what conditions do we have inferential knowledge? I propose and defend the following principle: S knows that p via inference only if S knows all the premises essentially involved in her inference in support of p - “KFK” for short. Even though KFK is at least tacitly endorsed by many figures in the history of philosophy, from Aristotle through Descartes, and Kant to Bertrand Russell – and, more recently, by David Armstrong – KFK has fallen into disfavor among epistemologists over the past fifty years. In response to Edmund Gettier’s legendary paper, many have proposed views according to which one’s reasoning is a source of knowledge even if one fails to know some or all premises essentially involved in one's reasoning, while others have given up offering a theory of inferential knowledge and have focused on reasoning as a source of justified belief instead. Unfortunately, these accounts that deal with inferential knowledge are problematic; they cannot, for example, fully explain our common practice of evaluating negatively inferences with unknown premises. They also seem to rely on an overly narrow understanding of the so-called “Gettier Problem”. This dissertation aims at updating the approach to reasoning that was popular before Gettier by building on the framework of Timothy Williamson's “knowledge-first” epistemology. The aim is to carefully elaborate the view that reasoning yields knowledge only if all the premises essentially involved are also known.
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Philosophy
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1 online resource (viii, 168 p. : ill.)
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Knowledge
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by Rodrigo Martins Borges
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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