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The Possibility of Knowledge
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The Possibility of Knowledge

Quassim Cassam

Abstract

How is knowledge of the external world possible? How is knowledge of other minds possible? How is a priori knowledge possible? These are all examples of ‘how-possible’ questions in epistemology. In general, we ask how knowledge, or knowledge of some specific kind, is possible when we encounter obstacles to its existence or acquisition. So the question is: how is knowledge possible given the various factors that make it look impossible? A satisfactory answer to such a question will therefore need to do several different things. In essence, explaining how a particular kind of knowledge is possib ... More

Keywords: how-possible questions, acquiring knowledge, obstacles to knowledge, a priori knowledge, external world knowledge, other minds

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199208319
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208319.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Quassim Cassam, author
Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
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