Single Idea 19566

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

Full Idea

Epistemology is not just knowledge. There is enquiring, reasoning, changes of view, beliefs, assumptions, presuppositions, hypotheses, true beliefs, making sense, adequacy, understanding, wisdom, responsible enquiry, and so on.

Gist of Idea

Epistemology does not just concern knowledge; all aspects of cognitive activity are involved


Jonathan Kvanvig (Truth is not the Primary Epistemic Goal [2005], 'What')

Book Reference

'Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (2nd ed)', ed/tr. Steup/Turri/Sosa [Wiley Blackwell 2014], p.353

A Reaction

[abridged] Stop! I give in. His topic is whether truth is central to epistemology. Rivals seem to be knowledge-first, belief-first, and justification-first. I'm inclined to take justification as the central issue. Does it matter?