Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Propositional knowledge, philosophy: the knowledge of whether certain propositions are true or false in contrast to a knowledge-how or possessing an ability. A problem with propositional knowledge are indexical theorems because the determination of the truth value (true or false) is context-dependent and situation-dependent here. See also propositions, opacity, example of the two omniscient Gods.
 
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Tyler Burge
Frank I 29
Propositional Knowledge/Burge: not uncorrectable, but the content cannot possibly be unknown! I know what I think about the thing,
Fra I 30
But the thing itself can prove to be non-existent. (>Brentano: empirical thought of the first and second order):
Empirical Thoughts of the First Order/Brentano/Burge: are individuated by the outside world (externalism)
Second Order: directly in consciousness, not discursively, self-evidently transparent. Not propositional, otherwise fallible! Possible without mastering the enabling conditions! (>Kripke pro).

Burge I
T. Burge
Origins of Objectivity Oxford 2010

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25