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The Metaphysics of Knowledge

Keith Hossack


This book presents the thesis that knowledge is an absolutely fundamental relation, with an indispensable role to play in metaphysics, philosophical logic, and philosophy of mind and language. Knowledge has been generally assumed to be a propositional attitude like belief. But this book argues that knowledge is not a relation to a content; rather, it's a relation to a fact. This point of view allows us to explain many of the concepts of philosophical logic in terms of knowledge. The book provides a theory of facts as structured combinations of particulars and universals, and presents a theory ... More

Keywords: philosophical logic, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, belief, facts, subjectivity, I-concept, physical state

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206728
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206728.001.0001


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Keith Hossack, author
King's College London
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