David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Episteme 7 (1):23-41 (2010)
Medieval epistemology begins as ideal theory: when is one ideally situated with regard to one's grasp of the way things are? Taking as their starting point Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, scholastic authors conceive of the goal of cognitive inquiry as the achievement of scientia, a systematic body of beliefs, grasped as certain, and grounded in demonstrative reasons that show the reason why things are so. Obviously, however, there is not much we know in this way. The very strictness of this ideal in fact gives rise to a body of literature on how Aristotle's framework might be relaxed in various ways, for certain specific purposes. In asking such questions, scholastic authors are in effect pursuing the project of social epistemology, by trying to adapt their ideal theory to the circumstances of everyday life
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Aristotle (1984). The Complete Works of Aristotle: The Revised Oxford Translation. Princeton University Press.
René Descartes (1984). The Philosophical Writings of Descartes. Cambridge University Press.
Peter King (1987). Jean Buridan's Philosophy of Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 18 (2):109-132.
Gyula Klima (2009). John Buridan. Oxford University Press.
Michael J. Murray (1995). Leibniz on Divine Foreknowledge of Future Contingents and Human Freedom. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (1):75-108.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
E. Montuschi (2004). Rethinking Objectivity in Social Science. Social Epistemology 18 (2 & 3):109 – 122.
Alvin I. Goldman (2009). Systems-Oriented Social Epistemology. Oxford Studies in Epistemology 3:189-214.
Seppo Poutanen (2001). How Could Contemporary Social Theory Contribute to Socialized Epistemology? Social Epistemology 15 (1):27 – 41.
John R. Hall (1984). The Problem of Epistemology in the Social Action Perspective. Sociological Theory 2:253-289.
Robert Pasnau (1997). Theories of Cognition in the Later Middle Ages. Cambridge University Press.
Simon Ravenscroft (2011). Usury In The Inferno: Auditing Dante's Debt To The Scholastics. Comitatus 42:89-114.
Milan Zafirovski (2011). “Libertarianism” and the Social Ideal of Liberty: Neo‐Conservatism's “Libertarian” Claims Reconsidered. Social Epistemology 25 (2):183 - 209.
Heidi E. Grasswick & Mark Owen Webb (2002). Feminist Epistemology as Social Epistemology. Social Epistemology 16 (3):185 – 196.
K. Brad Wray (1999). A Defense of Longino's Social Epistemology. Philosophy of Science 66 (3):552.
Added to index2009-10-01
Total downloads35 ( #50,498 of 1,102,993 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #297,567 of 1,102,993 )
How can I increase my downloads?