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Author: Lucas Angioni

Aristotle’s Denition of Scientic Knowledge (APo 71b 9–12) Lucas Angioni Abstract In Posterior Analytics 71b9–12, we nd Aristotle’s denition of scientic knowledge. The deniens is taken to have only two informative parts: scientic knowledge must be knowledge of the cause and its object must be

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Daniel Dohrn

Hume on Knowledge of Metaphysical Modalities Daniel Dohrn, Universität Konstanz Abstract I outline Hume’s views about conceivability evidence. Then I critically scrutinise two threats to conceivability-based modal epistemology. Both arise from Hume’s criticism of claims to knowing necessary causal

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On Knowledge as a Condition for Courage in Plato’s Protagoras Erik Christensen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Der Dialog Protagoras war in erheblichem Maße Gegenstand der Kontroverse in der Diskussion der Frage der Einheit der Tugenden. Mehrere Gelehrte haben die Argumente des

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evidence in The Idea of Phenomenology. In the beginning, Husserl approaches phenomenology as theory of knowledge, focuses on the essence of knowledge, and defines it in terms of evidence. In the middle, he shifts his attention to the definition of evidence as “self-givenness” but gets carried away by the

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Author: Aisling Crean

grounding necessary connections in nature exist. (NH2) Causal powers grounding necessary connections in nature are what make things happen. It then attributes an epistemological thesis to him: (NH3) We have no knowledge of causal powers in nature nor of the necessary connections in nature which these powers

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Author: Patricia Curd

Empedocles on Sensation, Perception, and Thought Patricia Curd Abstract Aristotle claims that Empedocles took perception and knowledge to be the same; Theophrastus follows Aristotle. The paper begins by examining why Aristotle and Theophrastus identify thought/knowing with perception in Empedocles

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Author: Richard Schantz

, and that, therefore, the study of perception must be taken seriously in the theory of knowledge. The author rejects, however, Quine’s behavioristic conception of experience as stimulation of sensory receptors and instead argues for a richer conception, according to which an experience is a sensory

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Author: Ada Bronowski

connects the Stoic theory of the development of reason and formation of conceptions with a more uid oscillation between belief and knowledge so as to establish a peculiar relation between reason and the Stoic notion of experience, articulating a form of rational empiricism. Knowledge, episteme, for the

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Author: Travis Butler

’s capacity to rule with servility; and they target the soul’s capacity for knowledge with connement in the visible world. There is no single dialogue more in need of a philosophically satisfying account of the nature of desire than the Phaedo.1 Much of the substantive import of the famous image of the soul

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Reflection, Intelligibility, and Leibniz’s Case Against Materialism Julia Borcherding, New York University Abstract Leibniz’s claim that it is possible for us to gain metaphysical knowledge through reflection on the self has intrigued many commentators, but it has also often been criticized as

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