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Immediate Knowledge: The New Dialectic of Givenness

Jay F. Rosenberg

in Thinking about Knowing

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199251339
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598326 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251339.003.0004
 Immediate Knowledge: The New Dialectic of Givenness

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Discusses epistemic foundationalism. Examines the confrontation between Wilfrid Sellars's critique of the ‘Myth of the Given’ and William Alston's defence of ‘immediate knowledge’, and explores and endorses Sellars's strong epistemic internalism and the integrated normative accounts of justification, language‐mastery, concept‐possession, and perceptual experience that support it. The proceduralist thesis that the activity of justifying is prior to the state of being justified is elucidated and defended.

Keywords: Alston; foundationalism; immediate knowledge; internalism; justification; Myth of the Given; proceduralist; Sellars

Chapter.  13841 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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