By Jonathan L. Kvanvig
Jonathan Kvanvig argues that epistemology can't forget about the query of the price of data. He questions some of the most basic assumptions in epistemology--that wisdom is usually extra precious than the price of its elements. utilizing Plato's Meno as a kick off point, Kvanvig tackles the various arguments in regards to the worth of information and is derived to the realization that it's much less priceless than ordinarily assumed. The booklet will entice scholars philosophers in epistemology.
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