|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._____________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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|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_____________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.
Das letzte Wort Stuttgart 1999
Was bedeutet das alles? Stuttgart 1990
Die Grenzen der Objektivität Stuttgart 1991