Single Idea 12378

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

Full Idea

Study of the reason why has the most importance for knowledge.

Gist of Idea

The reason why is the key to knowledge


Aristotle (Posterior Analytics [c.327 BCE], 79a24)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Posterior Analytics (2nd ed)', ed/tr. Barnes,Jonathan [OUP 1993], p.22

A Reaction

I take the study of reasons for belief to be much more central to epistemology than finding ways to answer radical sceptics about the basic possibility of knowledge.