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11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 6. Knowledge First

[knowledge is a basic concept, not to be analysed]

9 ideas
We can't use our own self to criticise our own capacity for knowledge! [Nietzsche]
Don't analyse knowledge; use knowledge to analyse other concepts in epistemology [DeRose on Williamson]
Knowledge is prior to believing, just as doing is prior to trying to do [Williamson]
We don't acquire evidence and then derive some knowledge, because evidence IS knowledge [Williamson]
Belief explains justification, and knowledge explains belief, so knowledge explains justification [Williamson]
A neutral state of experience, between error and knowledge, is not basic; the successful state is basic [Williamson]
Internalism about mind is an obsolete view, and knowledge-first epistemology develops externalism [Williamson]
Knowledge-first says your total evidence IS your knowledge [Williamson]
Rather than knowledge, our epistemic aim may be mere true belief, or else understanding and wisdom [Dougherty/Rysiew]