How to Know: A Practicalist Conception of Knowledge

  • Publish Date: 2011-05-17
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Stephen Hetherington
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Some key aspects of contemporary epistemology deserve to be challenged, and How to Know does just that. This book argues that several long-standing presumptions at the heart of the standard analytic conception of knowledge are false, and defends an alternative, a practicalist conception of knowledge.

  • Presents a philosophically original conception of knowledge, at odds with some central tenets of analytic epistemology
  • Offers a dissolution of epistemologys infamous Gettier problem explaining why the supposed problem was never really a problem in the first place.
  • Defends an unorthodox conception of the relationship between knowledge-that and knowledge-how, understanding knowledge-that as a kind of knowledge-how.