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Knowledge and its Limits

Philosopher Timothy Williamson writes in his book, Knowledge and its Limits, that the concept of knowledge cannot be analyzed into a set of other concepts; instead, it is sui generis. Thus, though knowledge requires justification, truth, and belief, the word "knowledge" can't be accurately regarded as simply shorthand for "justified true belief".

Table of contents

Introduction
1. A State of Mind
2. Broadness
3. Primeness
4. Anti-Luminosity
5. Margins and Iterations
6. An Application
7. Sensitivity
8. Scepticism
9. Evidence
10. Evidential Probability
11. Assertion
12. Structural Unknowability
Appendices
Bibliography
Index

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  • Oxford University Press, 2000, ISBN 0-19-825043-6
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