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Knowledge. Good God. What is it Good for?

September 12, 2013 by

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The value problem of knowledge can be dated back to at least Plato’s dialogue Meno. In this dialogue, Socrates’ interlocutor asks why knowledge is more valuable than simply having a true belief. After all, a true belief that p seems just as practically valuable as knowledge that p. Consider the case of Sam who wishes […]

Data Analysis, Models, and Knowledge (Applied Epistemology)

February 21, 2013 by

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Most of my recent philosophical research has been in the area of epistemology—the theory of knowledge. Knowledge is a familiar concept among most people, but mainstream epistemology has turned it into something that is only shared within the small confines of philosophers. As a consequence, epistemologists have robbed common folk of knowledge! The transformation of knowledge […]

‘Know How’ or ‘Know That’?

February 20, 2013 by

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**I know that moving the pedals forward moves a bike. I know that holding on to the handlebars and turning them when appropriate will steer the bike. I know that squeezing the right lever on the handle bars will engage the rear brake and slow down the bike’s momentum. Do I know how to ride a bike? Intellectually, I can explain to someone […]