ISBN : 9780190865085
Today the use of English is dominant, and even epistemologists in the rest of the world use English, using know. But why, and to what extent can this be justified? As the first volume ever to be dedicated solely to this topic, the papers collected here will contribute to this important topic and in epistemology in general.Since the heyday of ordinary language philosophy, Anglophone epistemologists have devoted a great deal of attention to the English word 'know' and to English sentences used to attribute knowledge. Even today, many epistemologists, including contextualists and subject-sensitive invariantists are concerned with the truth conditions of " is false, deviant, etc. in that situation.
However, English is just one of over 6000 languages spoken around the world, and is the native language of less than 6% of the world's population. When Western epistemology first emerged, in ancient Greece, English did not even exist. So why should we think that facts about the English word " have important implications for epistemology? Are the properties of the English word The papers collected here discuss these questions and related issues, and aim to contribute to this important topic and epistemology in general.
Stephen Stich and Masaharu Mizumoto
1. Epistemology From a Sanskritic Point of View
2. Knowledge and Belief through the Mirror of Japanese
3. Multiple Chinese verbs equivalent to the English verb 'know'
4. The Contribution of Confucius to Virtue Epistemology
Shane Ryan and Chienkuo Mi
5. "Know" and Japanese Counterparts: "Shitte-iru" and "Wakatte-iru"
6. Gettier was framed
Edouard Machery, Stephen Stich, David Rose, Amita Chatterjee, Kaori Karasawa, Noel Struchiner, Smita Sirker, Naoki Usui, Takaaki Hashimoto
7. Justification and truth: Evidence from languages of the world
Lisa Matthewson and Jennifer Glougie
8. Knowledge, Certainty, and Skepticism: A Cross-Cultural Study
John Waterman, Chad Gonnerman, Karen Yan, and Joshua Alexander
9. I KNOW; a human universal
10. Theory of Knowledge without (comparative) Linguistics
11. On How to Defend or Disprove the Universality Thesis
Tsai Cheng-hung and Chinfa Lien
12. Primate Social Cognition and the Core Human Knowledge Concept