Knowledge First?

  • Aidan McGlynn

Part of the Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy book series (PIIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Lessons from Gettier

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      Pages 1-19
  3. Knowledge as the ‘Unexplained Explainer’

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      Pages 21-21
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  4. Knowledge as a Mental State

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 196-227

About this book


According to a long tradition, questions about the nature of knowledge are to be answered by analyzing it as a species of true belief. In light of the apparent failure of this approach, knowledge first philosophy takes knowledge as the starting point in epistemology. Knowledge First? offers the first overview of this approach.


Philosophy epistemology philosophy of language philosophy of mind knowledge belief justification evidence assertion action Timothy Williamson self-knowledge bibliography nature philosophy tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Aidan McGlynn
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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