Thursday, February 21, 2013

knowledge of knowledge


What is knowledge of knowledge?

Plato famously defined knowledge as "justified true belief."

Bertrand Russell's "Theory of Knowledge" illustrates the difficulty in defining knowledge:

"At first sight, knowledge might be defined as belief which is in agreement with the facts.

The trouble is that no one knows what a belief is,
- no one knows what a fact is, and
- no one knows what sort of agreement between them would make a belief true. "


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