Cognition Through Understanding presents a selection of Tyler Burges essays that use epistemology to illumine powers of mind. The essays focus on epistemic warrants that differ from those warrants commonly discussed in epistemology--those for ordinary empirical beliefs and for logical and mathematical beliefs. The essays center on four types of cognition warranted through understanding--self-knowledge, interlocution, reasoning, and reflection. Burgeargues that by reflecting on warrants for these types of cognition, one better understands cognitive powers that are distinctive of persons, and (on earth) of human beings. The collection presents three previously unpublished independent essays, in addition to substantial, retrospective commentary. Theretrospective commentary invites the reader to make connections that were not fully in mind when the essays were written.I do not remember when I first came to think of rationalism as an important line of thought in philosophy. ... (See the conclusion of a#39;Modest Dualisma#39;.) ... Their work taught me how empirical warrant can be unconsciously embedded in what we take for granted, in what we may seem to know by intuition or reflection alone.
|Title||:||Cognition Through Understanding: Self-Knowledge, Interlocution, Reasoning, Reflection: Philosophical Essays|
|Publisher||:||OUP Oxford - 2013-03-28|