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Self-TrustA Study of Reason, Knowledge, and Autonomy$
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Keith Lehrer

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198236658

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236658.001.0001

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Knowledge and Wisdom

Knowledge and Wisdom

2 Knowledge and Wisdom

Keith Lehrer

Oxford University Press

The previous chapter ended with the keystone loop of acceptance, preference, and reasoning. This chapter is devoted to a theory of knowledge based on that loop within an evaluation system. The evaluation system is a system of acceptances and preferences including acceptances concerning preferences and preferences concerning acceptances. This evaluation system consisting of acceptances and preferences is the basis of knowledge and wisdom.

Keywords:   knowledge, wisdom, evaluation, acceptances, preferences

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