Knowledge and Certainty

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/8/10 Knowledge and Certainty An Introduction to Epistemology
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9/8/10 Epistemology Philosophy has always aimed to go beyond our ordinary, unreflective awareness of things. The philosopher typically subjects our everyday convictions to careful logical scrutiny, exposing inconsistencies and misconceptions, and attempting to arrive at a critical standpoint which will enable us to
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9/8/10 Epistemology Using the tools of reason, of logical analysis and conceptual clarification, and philosophy tries to replace what is doubtful and uncertain with something more coherent and stable. The goal, in short, is to move beyond mere belied, towards systematic knowledge and understanding.
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9/8/10 Epistemology What is the difference between mere belief, and the more stable and reliable kind of cognition that is entitled to be called knowledge, or true understanding?
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Epistemology How can we DEFINE knowledge? What is the ORIGIN of knowledge?
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