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Single Idea 19539

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

Full Idea

If knowledge is indeed unanalyzable, that could be seen as a liberation of justification to assume importance in its own right.

Gist of Idea

If knowledge is unanalysable, that makes justification more important


Dougherty,T/Rysiew,P (What is Knowledge-First Epistemology? [2014], p.11)

Book Reference

'Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (2nd ed)', ed/tr. Steup/Turri/Sosa [Wiley Blackwell 2014], p.11

A Reaction

[They cite Kvanvig 2003:192 and Greco 2010:9-] See Scruton's Idea 3897. I suspect that we should just give up discussing 'knowledge', which is a woolly and uninformative term, and focus on where the real epistemological action is.

Related Idea

Idea 3897 Epistemology is about the justification of belief, not the definition of knowledge [Scruton]