Tracking: At Home on the Range

Sherrilyn Roush

in Tracking Truth

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199274734
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603228 | DOI:
Tracking: At Home on the Range

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This chapter motivates the search for a viable tracking account of knowledge by discussing the value of knowledge and the many domains in which tracking appears to be the key part of knowledge. It is argued that the function of knowledge is the maintenance of true belief through time and changing circumstances. This explains why knowledge is power, and that justification for this is not necessary.

Keywords: externalism; internalism; tracking; animals; testimony; science; experiment; knowledge; evidence; justification

Chapter.  22461 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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