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A More 'Exact Grasp' of the Soul? Tripartition of the Soul in Republic IV and Dialectic in the Philebus

In Kurt Pritzl (ed.), Truth. Catholic University of America Press. pp. 57-135 (2010)

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  1. The Ubiquity of Background Knowledge.Jaap Kamps - 2005 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):317-337.
    Scientific discourse leaves implicit a vast amount of knowledge, assumes that this background knowledge is taken into account – even taken for granted – and treated as undisputed. In particular, the terminology in the empirical sciences is treated as antecedently understood. The background knowledge surrounding a theory is usually assumed to be true or approximately true. This is in sharp contrast with logic, which explicitly ignores underlying presuppositions and assumes uninterpreted languages. We discuss the problems that background knowledge may cause (...)
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