Rosa, Luis ORCID: 0000-0002-4199-6778 (2019). Knowledge Grounded on Pure Reasoning. Pac. Philos. Q., 100 (1). S. 156 - 174. HOBOKEN: WILEY. ISSN 1468-0114

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In this paper, I deal with epistemological issues that stem from the hypothesis that reasoning is not only a means of transmitting knowledge from premise-beliefs to conclusion-beliefs but also a primary source of knowledge in its own right. The idea is that one can gain new knowledge on the basis of suppositional reasoning. After making some preliminary distinctions, I argue that there are no good reasons to think that purported examples of knowledge grounded on pure reasoning are just examples of premise-based inferences in disguise. Next, I establish what kinds of true propositions can to a first approximation be known on the basis of pure reasoning. Finally, I argue that beliefs that are competently formed on the basis of suppositional reasoning satisfy both externalist and internalist criteria of justification.

Item Type: Journal Article
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-155372
DOI: 10.1111/papq.12254
Journal or Publication Title: Pac. Philos. Q.
Volume: 100
Number: 1
Page Range: S. 156 - 174
Date: 2019
Publisher: WILEY
Place of Publication: HOBOKEN
ISSN: 1468-0114
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
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Refereed: Yes


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