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Jonathan Knowles and Thomas Raleigh

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198803461

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198803461.001.0001

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Acquaintance

Acquaintance

The Foundation of Knowledge and Thought

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(p.245) 11 Acquaintance
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Acquaintance
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Richard Fumerton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803461.003.0012

I critically evaluate the question of whether direct acquaintance should be viewed as the foundation not only of all knowledge, but of all thought. In exploring that issue I also underscore a critical ambiguity between two views that endorse quite different versions of an acquaintance theory of foundational thought.

Keywords:   direct acquaintance, direct knowledge, direct thought, foundational thought, acquaintance theory

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