Ideas of Keith Lehrer, by Theme

[American, b.1936, Formerly University of Rochester. Husband of Adrienne Lehrer. Professor at the University of Arizona, and at Graz.]

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1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 4. Later European Philosophy / b. Seventeenth century philosophy
Most philosophers start with reality and then examine knowledge; Descartes put the study of knowledge first
1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 2. Conceptual Analysis
You cannot demand an analysis of a concept without knowing the purpose of the analysis
13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 5. Coherentism / a. Coherence as justification
Justification is coherence with a background system; if irrefutable, it is knowledge
15. Nature of Minds / C. Capacities of Minds / 5. Generalisation by mind
Generalization seems to be more fundamental to minds than spotting similarities
16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 1. Introspection
All conscious states can be immediately known when attention is directed to them