Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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I 119 ff
The mere recognition of a distinction between appearance and reality provides no method for discovering the reality.
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McGinn I 184
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.


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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.

N I
Th. Nagel
Das letzte Wort Stuttgart 1999

N II
Th. Nagel
Was bedeutet das alles? Stuttgart 1990

N III
Th. Nagel
Die Grenzen der Objektivität Stuttgart 1991

McG I
C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

McG II
C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-22