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    How Understanding Makes Knowledge Valuable.Ayca Boylu - 2010 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (4):591-609.
    Many have suggested that understanding is a worthier goal for theoretical reflection than is propositional knowledge. Some have even claimed that, unlike knowledge, understanding is always intrinsically valuable. In this essay, I aim only to show that there is a basic value in understanding and that when knowledge conduces to understanding, it gets this basic value extrinsically from understanding. After distinguishing two kinds of understanding, namely, teleological and non-teleological understanding, I will conclude that teleological understanding has more of this basic (...)
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  2. How Understanding Makes Knowledge Valuable.Ayca Boylu - 2010 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (4):591-609.
    Many have suggested that understanding is a worthier goal for theoretical reflection than is propositional knowledge.1 Some have even claimed that, unlike knowledge, understanding is always intrinsically valuable.2 In this essay, I aim only to show that there is a basic value in understanding and that when knowledge conduces to understanding, it gets this basic value extrinsically from understanding. After distinguishing two kinds of understanding, namely, teleological and non-teleological understanding, I will conclude that teleological understanding has more of this basic (...)
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  3. The Powers Argument in Plato's Republic.Ayca Boylu - 2011 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 28 (2):107.
     
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