In epistemology: Internalism ‐ Everything must be justified internally Has aspects of internalism as well ± Argues that all is internalist, externalist allows a baseboard from truth ± Allows argument over philisophical ideals ± Nyaya-Externalism ‐ There are beliefs which we don’t have to self consciously justify them It is possible to be wrong, various methods of knowing aren't absolute. ± Isn't error possible in this system?-In Sanskrit perception = knowledge. True perception is FACT/knowledge. □ Pseudo ‐ perception ‐ perceiving a post as a person because of distance. □ Perception ± The prover or probans (e.g., smoke), the middle term □ The probandum, that which is to be proved (e.g., fire), the major term □ The subject, the locus where the prover is known to be (e.g., the hill), the minor term □ The pervasion, the invariable presence of the probandum wherever there is the prover (e.g., the relation between smoke and fire, such that wherever smoke there fire)
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course PHL 302 taught by Professor Phillips during the Winter '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.