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p. 11. Introductionlocked

  • Jennifer Nagel

Abstract

Knowledge always belongs to some individual or group and the knowledge of a group may go beyond the knowledge of its individual members. The ‘Introduction’ focuses on the kind of knowledge that is a link between a person and a fact. What is it for someone to know something, rather than merely believe it? Is there a difference? Knowledge links a subject to a truth. This feature of ‘knowing that’ is called factivity: we can know only facts, or true propositions. It is assumed that truth is objective, or based in reality and the same for all of us. But knowledge has still further requirements, beyond truth and confidence.

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