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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 1. Justification / b. Need for justification]

Full Idea

Many philosophers take the notion of justification to be more important or more basic than the concept of knowledge.

Gist of Idea

Many philosophers rate justification as a more important concept than knowledge


Alexander Bird (Philosophy of Science [1998], Ch.7)

Book Reference

Bird,Alexander: 'Philosophy of Science' [UCL Press 2000], p.235

A Reaction

Intriguing. Given the obvious social and conventional element in 'knowledge' ("do we agree that the candidate really knows the answer?"), justification may well be closer to where the real action is. 'Logos', after all, is at the heart of philosophy.