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Grounding ConceptsAn Empirical Basis for Arithmetical Knowledge$
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C. S. Jenkins

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231577

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231577.001.0001

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A Theory of Knowledge

A Theory of Knowledge

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(p.74) 3 A Theory of Knowledge
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Grounding Concepts
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Caroline Jenkins (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231577.003.0004

This chapter sketches a general account of what counts as knowledge, against which background the discussion of arithmetical knowledge in the book will (hopefully) seem particularly plausible. It proposes a subject: A knows that p just in case p would be a good explanation of A's believing p to someone not acquainted with A's specific situation (an ‘outsider’).

Keywords:   knowledge, explanation, explanationism, outsider, belief

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