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Inexact knowledge

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Most of our knowledge is inexact, and known by us to be so. An example of such known inexactness will be described in some detail. The description seems to entail a contradiction. However, the paradoxical reasoning rests on an assumption. It will be suggested that the description is correct and this assumption false. Its failure will be explained by means of a picture of inexact knowledge in which the notion of a margin for error is central. This picture suggests diagnoses of other p...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/mind/101.402.217

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
University College
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Author

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Mind Journal website
Volume:
101
Issue:
402
Pages:
217-242
Publication date:
1992-04-01
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EISSN:
1460-2113
ISSN:
0026-4423
Language:
English
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ora:4073
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2010-08-18

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