Conhecimento como manifestação da competência do agente epistêmico

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  • Katia M. Etcheverry

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analysis of knowledge, epistemic credit theory, epistemic agency, manifestation of competence, John Greco, Duncan Pritchard, Ernest Sosa

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The focus of this paper is the defense of a proposal that can face the objections against recent credit accounts of knowledge – i.e., that epistemic credit is neither necessary nor sufficient for knowledge. By combining three intuitions shared by these theories, namely the attribution intuition, the safety intuition, and the adequacy intuition, knowledge can be defined as «belief that manifests the agent’s cognitive competence», where the manifestation of the agent’s cognitive competence implies (i) success (the belief is true); (ii) competence (the agent has the relevant skill and is in the appropriate external and internal conditions); and (iii) credit (the agent’s competence is essential for his cognitive success).

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21747/21836892/fil33a7

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2018-01-09

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