Journal for General Philosophy of Science

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 205–233 | Cite as

The problem of the justification of a theory of knowledge

Part I: Some historical metamorphoses
  • Luciano Floridi
Articles

Summary

The article concerns the meta-epistemological problem of the justification of a theory of knowledge and provides a reconstruction of the history of its formulations. In the first section, I analyse the connections between Sextus Empiricus'diallelus, Montaigne'srouet and Chisholm's “problem of criterion”; in the second section I focus on the link between thediallelus and the Cartesian circle; in the third section I reconstruct the origin of “Fries' trilemma”; finally, in the last section I draw some general conclusions about the issuequa a general problem for a theory of knowledge.

Key words

Diallelus Foundationalism Justification Meta-epistemological Petitio Principii Scepticism 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano Floridi
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  1. 1.Wolfson CollegeOxfordEngland

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