Understanding, Explanation, and Scientific Knowledge (Heftet)


Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2019
Antall sider: 264
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781316646915
Omtale Understanding, Explanation, and Scientific Knowledge
From antiquity to the end of the twentieth century, philosophical discussions of understanding remained undeveloped, guided by a 'received view' that takes understanding to be nothing more than knowledge of an explanation. More recently, however, this received view has been criticized, and bold new philosophical proposals about understanding have emerged in its place. In this book, Kareem Khalifa argues that the received view should be revised but not abandoned. In doing so, he clarifies and answers the most central questions in this burgeoning field of philosophical research: what kinds of cognitive abilities are involved in understanding? What is the relationship between the understanding that explanations provide and the understanding that experts have of broader subject matters? Can there be understanding without explanation? How can one understand something on the basis of falsehoods? Is understanding a species of knowledge? What is the value of understanding?

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