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Knowledge, Experiments, and Practical Interests

Ángel Pinillos

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Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199693702
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741265 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.003.0009
Knowledge, Experiments, and Practical Interests

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The chapter describes some new experimental techniques and results that shed light on our ordinary use of ‘knowledge’. The results presented can be elegantly explained by adopting an interest relative or ‘anti-intellectual’ understanding of knowledge, a new idea that has been gaining currency in philosophy.

Keywords: experimental philosophy; anti-intellectualism; knowledge; action

Chapter.  14467 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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