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Ernest Sosa

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780691183268

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691183268.001.0001

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The Value of Human Knowledge

The Value of Human Knowledge

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(p.106) Chapter Seven The Value of Human Knowledge
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Epistemology
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Ernest Sosa

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691183268.003.0007

This chapter addresses the question of what sort of normativity is constitutive of a person's knowledge. A belief that falls short of knowledge is thereby inferior. A satisfactory answer to the value problem likely requires a correct view of the definitional problem. Two of Plato's best-known dialogues are inquiries about knowledge. The Theaetetus inquires into its nature, while the Meno into its value. Scholars assume that knowledge requires a belief that is true, and therefore asks what condition must a belief satisfy, in addition to being true, in order to constitute knowledge. This question about the nature of knowledge has been central to epistemology in recent decades, as it had been for Plato.

Keywords:   knowledge, belief, normativity, Plato, Theaetetus, Meno, epistemology

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