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The metaphysics of knowledge [electronic resource] / Keith Hossack.

Author/Creator:
Hossack, Keith.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 p.)
Subjects:
Knowledge, Theory of.
Metaphysics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Metaphysics of Knowledge presents the thesis that knowledge is an absolutely fundamental relation, with an indispensable role to play in metaphysics, philosophical logic, and philosophy of mind and language.Knowledge has been generally assumed to be a propositional attitude like belief. But Keith Hossack argues that knowledge is not a relation to a content; rather, it a relation to a fact. This point of view allows us to explain many of the concepts of philosophical logic in terms of knowledge. Hossack provides a theory of facts as structured combinations of particulars and universals, and
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 'S knows that A'; 2 Facts; 3 Concept and Content; 4 Necessity; 5 Consciousness; 6 Persons; 7 Language; 8 The Constitutive Thesis and the Causal Thesis; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]-303) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-964595-7
1-281-14897-0
9786611148973
0-19-152575-8
1-4356-2127-1
OCLC:
742333451
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