structure for 'Knowledge Criteria'    |     alphabetical list of themes    |     expand these ideas

13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 4. Foundationalism / c. Empirical foundations

[experience is the foundation for knowledge]

11 ideas
The only possible standard for settling doubts is the foundation of the senses [Lucretius]
Reasons for belief must eventually terminate in experience, or they are without foundation [Hume]
All knowledge (of things and of truths) rests on the foundations of acquaintance [Russell]
Basic propositions refer to a single experience, are incorrigible, and conclusively verifiable [Ayer]
If observation is knowledge, it is not just an experience; it is a justification in the space of reasons [Sellars]
Perception may involve thin indexical concepts, or thicker perceptual concepts [Sosa]
Do beliefs only become foundationally justified if we fully attend to features of our experience? [Sosa]
Reasons are always for beliefs, but a perceptual state is a reason without itself being a belief [Pollock]
Sensory experience may be fixed, but it can still be misdescribed [Williams,M]
Are empirical foundations judgements or experiences? [Williams,M]
Sense experiences must have conceptual content, since they are possible reasons for judgements [Brewer,B]