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Single Idea 19543

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 2. Understanding]

Full Idea

An essential prerequisite for useful discussion of the relation between knowledge and understanding is systematic explicitness about what is to be known or understood.

Gist of Idea

To grasp understanding, we should be more explicit about what needs to be known


Dougherty,T/Rysiew,P (Experience First (and reply) [2014], p.25)

Book Reference

'Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (2nd ed)', ed/tr. Steup/Turri/Sosa [Wiley Blackwell 2014], p.25

A Reaction

This is better. I say what needs to be known for understanding is the essence of the item under discussion (my PhD thesis!). Obviously understanding needs some knowledge, but I take it that epistemology should be understanding-first. That is the main aim.

Related Idea

Idea 19542 It is nonsense that understanding does not involve knowledge; to understand, you must know [Dougherty/Rysiew]