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The state of knowing

Citation
Millar A (2007) The state of knowing. Philosophical Issues, 17 (1), pp. 179-196. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1533-6077.2007.00129.x

Abstract
A form of conceptual enquiry into knowledge is defended on which there is no opposition between enquiry into the concept and enquiring into the phenomenon. A non-reductive approach to epistemology is outlined on which ways of telling are crucial to the explanation of what knowledge is. Examples include telling that a bird is a robin by looking at it or telling that deer have passed by from tracks on a path. The emerging account is designed to make sense of our ready access to facts about what we and others know and of the value we place on knowledge.

Keywords
; Knowledge, Theory of; Values

Journal
Philosophical Issues: Volume 17, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Millar, Alan
Publication date30/09/2007
Publication date online14/09/2007
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/752
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
ISSN1533-6077
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