Immediate Knowledge

  • Brian Haymes
Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series

Abstract

I have just argued that knowledge by definition implies the possibility of giving grounds for knowledge claims. Where a claim to knowledge has no grounds, or perhaps only poor support, we must say that this is not a case of knowledge, only a matter of weak or wise belief. It has been assumed that following a knowledge claim it is always possible to ask ‘How do you know?’ in expectation of an answer. H. H. Price has asked whether this assumption is warranted in all cases.1

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Notes

  1. 1.
    H.H. Price, Belief (London: Allen & Unwin, 1969) p.87.Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    Cf. H. H. Farmer, The World and God (London: Nesbit, 1955) pp.24–5.Google Scholar

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© Brian Haymes 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Haymes
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Baptist CollegeManchesterUK

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