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Knowing by Perceiving

Alan Millar


Epistemological discussions of perception usually focus on something other than knowledge. They consider how beliefs arising from perception can be justified. With the retreat from knowledge to justified belief there is a retreat from perception to the sensory experiences implicated by perception. On the most widely held approach, perception drops out of the picture other than as the usual means by which we are furnished with the experiences that are supposed to be the real source of justification—experiences that are conceived to be no different in kind from those we could have had if we had ... More

Keywords: epistemology, experience, justified belief, knowledge, method, perception, recognitional abilities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755692
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198755692.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Millar, author
Professor Emeritus, University of Stirling