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Pouwel Slurink
University of Nijmegen (PhD)
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Evolutionary epistemology explains knowledge as an adaptation (or series of adaptations) which enables animals to behave adaptively in their environment. The aim of knowledge, then, is to act. Our knowledge-apparatus was never designed to understand the nature of the universe.
Keywords Epistemology  Evolutionary epistemology  Animals and humans  Naturalism
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