|Epistemology, philosophy: examines the conditions for the emergence of knowledge and the basis for justification and confirmation. Epistemology cannot explain special cases in which someone who has less information may give more correct answers. See also knowledge, theory, justification, confirmation, reliability.|
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|The mere recognition of a distinction between appearance and reality provides no method for discovering the reality. I 119 ff
McGinn: Epistemology/knowledge/Nagel: The idea of a complete understanding of reality which same time explains at the our ability to reach this understanding is just a dream.
such a theory would have two components.
a) a theory of the objects of knowledge
b ) a theory of cognitive faculties.
c ) then a connection between the two still has to be explained. McGinn I 184
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