The Difference between Knowledge and Understanding

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Characterizing Gettier cases as failures of probabilistic relevance matching, and knowledge as tracking, we can explain the nature and value of knowledge simultaneously. Avoidance of gettierization has the independent value of improving understanding of why p is true, and relevance matching gives a theory of understanding as distinct from knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExplaining Knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationNew Essays on the Gettier Problem
EditorsRodrigo Borges, Claudio de Almeida, Peter D. Klein
PublisherOxford Univerity Press; Oxford
ISBN (Print)9780198724551
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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