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Thinking about Knowing

Jay Rosenberg


This book offers an unorthodox, systematic view of the relationships among the concepts of knowledge, truth, and justification. It articulates and defends a conception of knowledge as adequately justified belief. We correctly judge that S knows that p, whenever, from our de facto epistemic perspective, we judge S able adequately to justify his belief that p. A further ‘truth requirement’ is arguably vacuous and idle, since truth can function neither as the goal of enquiry nor as a constraining condition on any determinate epistemic policy or practice. The corresponding conception of justificat ... More

Keywords: belief, enquiry, epistemic perspective, epistemology, fallibilism, foundations, internalist, justification, knowledge, philosophy, proceduralist, Jay Rosenberg, scepticism, truth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199251339
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199251339.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jay Rosenberg, author
Taylor Grandy Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill