On Never Knowing the Definition of Knowledge

Shand, John (2021). On Never Knowing the Definition of Knowledge. Dialectic, XV(3) pp. 33–41.

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The aim of this paper is to show that although there may be a correct definition of knowledge – that there is a correct definition of knowledge is, and need not be, asserted or denied for the purpose of the argument here – we could never know that we had the correct definition of knowledge. This is because in order to know that a definition of knowledge is correct we would have to already be in possession of a correct understanding of what knowledge is, otherwise we could not be in position to say that we know a definition of knowledge is correct.

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