Understanding without Justification or Belief

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Title: Understanding without Justification or Belief
Authors: Dellsén, Finnur
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8171
Date: 2016
Abstract: In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest among epistemologists in the nature of understanding, with some authors arguing that understanding should replace knowledge as the primary focus of epistemology. But what is understanding? According to what is often called the standard view, understanding is a species of knowledge. Although this view has recently been challenged in various ways, even the critics of the standard view have assumed that understanding requires justification and belief. I argue that it requires neither. If sound, these arguments have important upshots not only for the nature of understanding, but also for its distinctive epistemic value and its role in contemporary epistemology.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Keywords: Understanding;Knowledge;Belief;Epistemology
DOI: 10.1111/rati.12134
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Philosophy Research Collection

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