Understanding Human Knowledge in General

Barry Stroud

in Understanding Human Knowledge

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252138
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598500 | DOI:
 Understanding Human Knowledge in General

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Returns to the problem of working out the framework of posing the questions that a theory of knowledge is supposed to answer and the status of scepticism in such a project. Stroud argues that owing to the generality of the question and the limitations we conceptually impose on what counts as human knowledge, no satisfactory answer to the question, posed in the right way, is or could be possible. Turning to counter‐arguments against his argument, Stroud discusses externalist strategies, which are found equally unsatisfactory.

Keywords: conceptual limitations; externalism; knowledge; scepticism

Chapter.  10106 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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