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Human Knowledge, Animal and Reflective

Ernest Sosa

in Reflective Knowledge

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199217250
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191696053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217250.003.0007
Human Knowledge, Animal and Reflective

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This chapter discusses the two varieties of human knowledge: the animal and the reflective. Animal knowledge does not require that the knower have an epistemic perspective on his belief, a perspective from which he endorses the source of that belief, from which he can see that source as reliably truth conducive. Reflective knowledge does by contrast require such a perspective.

Keywords: human knowledge; reflective knowledge; animal knowledge; epistemology

Chapter.  5824 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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