Unformatted text preview: Pritchard argues that the search of knowledge can be defined as "the competing views of experts, and their differing abilities to persuade people to follow their lead". Although facts cannot be sure to be true or not, if enough people believe they are common, they will be considered as facts or “common sense”. Two roles of experts in the search of knowledge: to analyze conflicting information and decide which views to accept and which to abandon. to present his beliefs in a way that as many people as possible will believe him. Knowledge is a highly subjective concept. Experts work as a filter, who assesses the information in a way that most people can be convinced. http://www.regentessays.com/samples/philosophy/philosophy-knowledge.html...
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- Spring '11
- Epistemology, Duncan Pritchard