Basic Knowledge First

Episteme 14 (3):343-361 (2017)
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An infuential twenty-first century philosophical project posits a central role for knowledge: knowledge is more fundamental than epistemic states like belief and justification. So-called “knowledge first” theorists find support for this thought in identifying central theoretical roles for knowledge. I argue that a similar methodology supports a privileged role for more specific category of basic knowledge. Some of the roles that knowledge first theorists have posited for knowledge generally are better suited for basic knowledge.
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Knowledge and its Limits.Williamson, Timothy
Philosophical Investigations.Wittgenstein, Ludwig
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