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Reflective Knowledge in the Best Circles

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/9780199217250.003.0009
Reflective Knowledge in the Best Circles

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This chapter considers Moore's view of perceptual beliefs as inferential. Here he joined a venerable tradition along with Russell himself. If perceptual knowledge is thus mediate and inferential, what knowledge can qualify as immediate and foundational? Modern philosophy begins with Descartes’ canonical answer to this question.

Keywords: perceptual knowledge; Descartes; Russell; immediate knowledge; foundational knowledge

Chapter.  9764 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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