Knowledge and Understanding in Analytic Philosophy - Helen Beebee (Leeds)

Speaker: Helen Beebee

Abstract: Grant that pervasive and persistent peer disagreement undermines justification. If so, then — individually and collectively — we have very little philosophical knowledge, and the prospects for any radical turnaround in our epistemic fortunes don’t look good. And yet we have made a fair bit of progress over the last two and a half thousand years. So what might our goal be, if we have indeed been making good progress and therefore should not think that our goal is knowledge? I claim that it’s understanding — but of a radically non-factive kind.

Date & time

Thu 07 Jul 2022, 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Law Theatre, Ground Floor, Building 5, Fellows Road, Acton, ACT 2601


Helen Beebee (Leeds)


Sarita Rosenstock


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