Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Omniscience: the ability to know all statements. - Logical problem even the understanding of a logically true statement could could cause the requirement, that all logical consequences are known. E.g. Knowing the calculation rules would logically require that all the results are known.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Knowledge / implication / Nozick: if knowledge of something involves the knowledge of it implied,then we know* almost nothing - you can not know all the implications - when the knowledge of the implications is needed, then knowledge is closed under implication - this is the position of the skepticism - anti-skepticism: knowledge is not closed under (known) implication: you do not need to know^ all the implications - but we know a lot - among other things, we know that we are not in a tank.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

No I
R. Nozick
Philosophical Explanations Oxford 1981

No II
R., Nozick
The Nature of Rationality 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-21