Advertisement

Knowledge pp 128-150 | Cite as

Understanding and the Value of Knowledge

  • Duncan Pritchard
Chapter
  • 178 Downloads
Part of the Palgrave Philosophy Today book series (PPT)

Abstract

It is widely held that knowledge is of distinctive value. Presumably, this is the reason why knowledge — and not, say, justified true belief — has been the principal focus of generations of epistemological theorising. Understanding just why knowledge is distinctively valuable, however, has proved elusive and this has led some to question whether it is distinctively valuable at all. Call this the value problem.

Keywords

True Belief Cognitive Achievement Epistemic Luck Cognitive Success Radical Scepticism 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Duncan Pritchard 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Duncan Pritchard
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

Personalised recommendations