Lecture 3.1 Notes.docx - Epistemology Theory of Knowledge Explores definitions and limits of knowledge(not acquiring knowledge analysis of knowledge

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Epistemology: Theory of Knowledge Explores definitions and limits of knowledge (not acquiring knowledge, analysis of knowledge) Theories of Truth: coherence, correspondence, pragmatic theories of justification: Internalism, externalism, traditional account of knowledge = JTB theory Theories of truth and theories of justification Work out a theory of something we know to be true Of how we know we have good reasons/justification for believing something JTB Theory: to have knowledge you must have a belief and must be true they must be justified in act of believing truth. When all are present one has knowledge End goal to figure out the criteria Modern—scientific revolution, enlightenment. Stirred an increased need to understand our knowledge Francis Bacon Foil to Descartes in many ways a cousin in what they were trying to do in changing the philosophical thinking. The old approach to learning are bad. Have been relying on really bad ways of knowing. Most of the approach pre modern was based on authority and tradition. Aristotelian way of thinking that cant contain or work with the kinds of new knowledge. Rejection of tradition We should not trust the old dead philosophers. We need to innovate. Build new mathematical models, gather more info, experiment. He highlights what are 4 barriers to knowledge. Points out obstacles that hinder our objective knowledge.
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