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The Value of Knowledge and the Pursuit of Understanding

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Jonathan Kvanvig argues that epistemology cannot ignore the question of the value of knowledge. He questions one of the most fundamental assumptions in epistemology--that knowledge is always more valuable than the value of its parts. Using Plato's Meno as a starting point, Kvanvig tackles the different arguments about the value of knowledge and comes to the conclusion that ...more
Hardcover, 234 pages
Published August 21st 2003 by Cambridge University Press
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Susanna Rose
Kvanvig argues that knowledge is not more valuable than any subset of its parts, such as true belief, or (gettiered) justified true belief. [sidenote: I think it's one of the wonders of human thought that Gettier managed to get his name made into a widely accepted verb by publishing a three page essay! just sayin...] So Kvanvig brings us this sorrowful news but then hastens to tell us that, rather than fall into despair, burn all our epistemology books and dance naked in the flames with a bottle ...more
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