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John Hyman – “Knowledge and Belief” (Warwick “Knowledge and Belief” seminar)

8 October 2020 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm

John Hyman, RoR’s PI, will give a talk based on his 2017 paper “Knwoledge and Belief,” at the Zoom seminar, Knowledge and Belief: Philosophical and Empirical Perspectives, organised by Lucy Campbell and Simon Wimmer at Warwick, on Thursday 8 October 2020, 15.00–17.00 (UK time).

Anyone who is interested in this talk and/or the seminar series should contact Lucy Campbell or Simon Wimmer.

Here is the abstract of Hyman’s paper:

In this article, I oppose the view that knowledge is a species of belief, and argue that belief should be defined in terms of knowledge, instead of the other way round. However, I reject the idea that the concept of knowledge has a primary or basic role or position in our system of mental and logical concepts, because I reject the hierarchical conception of philosophical analysis implicit in this idea. I approach the topic of knowledge and belief from a discussion of Richard Holton’s views about facts and factive verbs.


8 October 2020
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
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Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick