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11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 5. Aiming at Truth

[sole aim of knowledge is awareness of the truth]

5 ideas
Philosophers have never asked why there is a will to truth in the first place [Nietzsche]
Truth is a species of good, being whatever proves itself good in the way of belief [James]
We have a basic epistemic duty to believe truth and avoid error [Chisholm, by Kvanvig]
Knowledge either aims at a quantity of truths, or a quality of understanding of truths [Zagzebski]
Making sense of things, or finding a good theory, are non-truth-related cognitive successes [Kvanvig]