Tag Archives: Hilary Kornblith

DISAGREEMENT AND PHILOSOPHICAL PROGRESS (pages 115-127)

Brent ABLES ABSTRACT: In “Belief in the Face of Controversy,” Hilary Kornblith argues for a radical form of epistemic modesty: given that there has been no demonstrable cumulative progress in the history of philosophy – as there has been in formal logic, math, and science – Kornblith concludes that philosophers do not have the epistemic credibility to be trusted as authorities ... Read More »

AGAINST KORNBLITH AGAINST REFLECTIVE KNOWLEDGE (pages 351-360)

Timothy PERRINE ABSTRACT: In On Reflection, Hilary Kornblith criticizes Sosa’s distinction between animal and reflective knowledge. His two chief criticisms are that reflective knowledge is not superior to animal knowledge and that Sosa’s distinction does not identify two kinds of knowledge. I argue that Sosa can successfully avoid both of these charges. Download PDF Read More »

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