Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

by Jennifer Nagel

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Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

by Jennifer Nagel


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  • Contextualism

    The most flexible school of thought that gives everyone a bit of validity is found in contextualism. Contextualism is exactly as it sounds, depending upon the context the information is found in, depends upon its validity. You can know something without first-hand experience if you are getting it fr

  • Epistemology

    There are internalists, externalists, and testimony divides them thoroughly. Internalists believe that you have to experience it for it to exist. You have to have tangible knowledge and experience. Externalists are the opposite, they believe we can know things without experiencing them ourselves. We

  • Locke

    Locke's theory of empiricism proposes that all knowledge comes through experience. This means we cannot learn without first being exposed to a sensation, and then experiencing an idea, or reflection, about it. The theory argues that we can only understand what is already in our mind; we do not creat

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