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Good Knowledge, Bad KnowledgeOn Two Dogmas of Epistemology$
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Stephen Hetherington

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199247349

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247349.001.0001

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Knowing about knowledge

Knowing about knowledge

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(p.179) 6 Knowing about knowledge
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Good Knowledge, Bad Knowledge
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Stephen Hetherington

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247349.003.0006

Epistemologists usually talk of their theories of knowledge as articulating their understanding of knowledge. Do they thereby take themselves to have knowledge of knowledge? Is a true theory of knowledge a piece of knowledge about knowledge? It should be. But how likely are epistemological methods to yield knowledge about knowledge? This chapter argues that knowledge about knowledge is less hard to obtain than some epistemologists have thought.

Keywords:   knowledge, epistemology, dogmatism

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