Southwest Philosophy Review 16 (1):161-169 (2000)

Authors
Mark McCullagh
University of Guelph
Abstract
I argue for the usefulness of the distinction between knowledge that is, and knowledge that is not, acquired in such a way as necessarily to be acquired along with other knowledge so acquired. Knowledge gained in the latter ways—e.g. by testimony, by linguistic stipulation—has proved philosophically puzzling. But this is because philosophers have used traditional epistemological vocabulary to try to describe what’s distinctive about it. Using the solitary/embedded distinction, we can frame descriptions that are both true, and not stipulative-seeming, of what is distinctive of knowledge gained in these ways. I illustrate these points by discussing Saul Kripke’s claim that one can gain non-linguistic knowledge by linguistic stipulation.
Keywords contingent a priori
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0897-2346
DOI 10.5840/swphilreview200016143
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive
External links

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

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Contingent A Priori Knowledge.John Turri - 2011 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (2):327-344.
How Knowledge Works.John Hyman - 1999 - Philosophical Quarterly 49 (197):433-451.
Presupposition and the a Priori.Nate Charlow - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 165 (2):509-526.
A Priori Knowledge.Paul K. Moser (ed.) - 1987 - Oxford University Press.
Epistemology Supernaturalized.William E. Mann - 1985 - Faith and Philosophy 2 (4):436-456.
A Priori and a Posteriori.Jason S. Baehr - 2003 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-01-09

Total views
249 ( #30,184 of 2,326,561 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
7 ( #104,230 of 2,326,561 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes