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Is There Propositional Understanding?

By Emma C. Gordon

Abstract

Literature in epistemology tends to suppose that there are three main types of understanding – propositional, atomistic, and objectual. By showing that all apparent instances of propositional understanding can be more plausibly explained as featuring one of several other epistemic states, this paper argues that talk of propositional understanding is unhelpful and misleading. The upshot is that epistemologists can do without the notion of propositional understanding

Topics: Philosophy
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.5840/logos-episteme20123234
OAI identifier: oai:philpapers.org/rec/GORITP-2
Provided by: PhilPapers

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