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Single Idea 5541

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 4. Foundationalism / f. Foundationalism critique]

Full Idea

It is clear that a sufficient and yet at the same time general sign of truth cannot possibly be provided.

Gist of Idea

A sufficient but general sign of truth cannot possibly be provided


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B083/A59)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.197

A Reaction

In relation to the quest of Sextus Empiricus to find the 'criterion' of knowledge, this makes Kant a sceptic. It certainly seems to rule out any foundationalist view of knowledge. (Clearly Kant believes that an account of knowledge is possible).