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18 Cards in this Set

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Greek roots for the word Epistemology
"episteme" - knowledge or understanding
"logos" - study of
Propositional Knowledge
*knowledge that
declared by its nature in declarative sentences or indicative propositions
Knowledge How
knowledge of processes and means
Knowledge by Acquisition
knowledge from direct experience (sensory)
Three ?s of Epistemology
1. What is knowledge?
2. How is kowledge acquired?
3. To what extent is it possible for a given subject or entity to be known?
Classical Definition of Knowledge
justified, true belief
Alternative Definitions of Knowledge
1. justified, true proposition
2. justified, true sentence
Gettier Problem
Challenges the traditional definition of knowledge by proposing circumstances under which a belief is rationally justified and true but only by chance.
Origin of Classical definition of Knowledge
Plato's dialogue "Theaetetus"
Three types of knowledge
Knowledge That (Propositional)
Knowledge How
Knowledge by Acquaintance
the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
5 areas of philosophical inquiry
Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics, Moral and Political Philosophy (Ethics), Aesthetics
the study of the nature and scope of knowledge, such as relationships between truth, belief, and theories of justification.
the study of the principles of correct reasoning.
the study of the most general features of reality, such as existence, time, the relationship between mind and body, objects and their properties, wholes and their parts, events, processes and causation.
Moral and Political Philosophy
the study primarily of the question of the best way to live, and secondarily, of the question of whether or not this (primary) question can be answered.
the study of beauty, art, enjoyment, sensory-emotional values, perception, and matters of taste and sentiment.
Greek roots of the word Philosophy
"philo-" love of
"sophio" wisdom