Combining Philosophers

Ideas for Aristotle, Owen Flanagan and Ram Neta

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11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 1. Knowledge
For Aristotle, knowledge is of causes, and is theoretical, practical or productive [Aristotle, by Code]
For Aristotle knowledge is explanatory, involving understanding, and principles or causes [Aristotle, by Witt]
'Episteme' means grasping causes, universal judgments, explanation, and teaching [Aristotle, by Witt]
The reason why is the key to knowledge [Aristotle]
The ability to teach is a mark of true knowledge [Aristotle]
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 2. Understanding
Understanding is the aim of our nature [Aristotle]
Some understanding, of immediate items, is indemonstrable [Aristotle]
We understand a thing when we know its explanation and its necessity [Aristotle]
Knowing is having knowledge; understanding is using knowledge [Aristotle]
We only understand something when we know its explanation [Aristotle]
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 4. Belief / a. Beliefs
There are reasons 'for which' a belief is held, reasons 'why' it is believed, and reasons 'to' believe it [Neta]
The basing relation of a reason to a belief should both support and explain the belief [Neta]
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 4. Belief / c. Aim of beliefs
No one has mere belief about something if they think it HAS to be true [Aristotle]
Opinion is praised for being in accordance with truth [Aristotle]
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 6. Knowing How
It takes skill to know causes, not experience [Aristotle]
Experience knows particulars, but only skill knows universals [Aristotle]
Things are produced from skill if the form of them is in the mind [Aristotle]
11. Knowledge Aims / B. Certain Knowledge / 1. Certainty
Knowledge proceeds from principles, so it is hard to know if we know [Aristotle]
11. Knowledge Aims / B. Certain Knowledge / 4. The Cogito
To perceive or think is to be conscious of our existence [Aristotle]