Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
True Enough$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Catherine Z. Elgin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036535

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036535.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 26 June 2022

From Knowledge to Understanding

From Knowledge to Understanding

(p.33) 3 From Knowledge to Understanding
True Enough

Catherine Z. Elgin

The MIT Press

In order to accommodate science, epistemology should focus on understanding rather than knowledge. Understanding is holistic and nonfactive. It involves knowing how to reason with, and perhaps how to act on the information supplied by a tenable account. Felicitous falsehoods can figure in the understanding of a topic.

Keywords:   Understanding, knowledge, know how, exemplification, epistemic virtue

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.