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In this post,I attempt to argue that Linda Zagzebski’s analysis of ‘epistemic egoism’ (Zagzebski, Linda. 2007), can be helpful to resolve challenges raised by reductionism concerning testimony. However the challenge raised by what might be called reductionism concerning the source of knowledge does not seem to benefit from Zagzebski’s account. Testimony is an important […]
The aim of this post is to present Linda Zagzebski’s introductory remarks In an intriguing work namely Virtues of the mind: an inquiry into the nature of virtue and the ethical foundations of knowledge (1998, Cambridge University press). In the first few pages she highlights the significance of an epistemological theory which is modeled on […]
Linda Zagzebski (Zagzebski, Linda 2001) argues that understanding is not a necessary condition for propositional knowledge. I attempt to examine this claim and disagree with Zagzebski’s argument. Understanding According to Zagzebski, understanding is a state of comprehension of non-propositional structures of reality. According to her, understanding involves ‘seeing’ how the parts of a […]