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Précis of "Knowledge and its Limits"

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A creature that is not aware of anything does not lead a genuinely intelligent life. Its activity is unintelligent because unguided by (conscious or unconscious) awareness. Although intelligent life does not consist solely of awareness, it is intelligent only where it is intimately related to awareness. Awareness of anything involves some awareness of how things are in some respect. Even awareness merely of how things appear to be is awareness of how they are in respect of appearance. Awarene...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
2
Pages:
431-435
Publication date:
2005-03-03
DOI:
EISSN:
1933-1592
ISSN:
0031-8205
URN:
uuid:990bd054-b0c8-4f57-ade5-32d672d331ea
Local pid:
ora:5026
Language:
English
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