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1. Kyle, Brent. Knowledge As A Thick Concept: New Light On The Gettier And Value Problems .

Degree: 2011, Cornell University

: I argue that knowledge is a particular kind of concept known as a thick concept. Examples of thick concepts include courage, generosity, loyalty, brutality, and so forth. These concepts are commonly said to combine both evaluation and description, and one of the main goals of this dissertation is to provide a new account of how a thick concept combines these elements. It is argued that thick concepts are semantically evaluative, and that they combine evaluation and description in a way similar to that of concepts like good qua dancer and bad qua violinist. In the final chapter, this basic idea is applied to the concept of knowledge. There, the concept of knowledge is analyzed in terms of good qua belief. The upshot is that two central epistemological problems-the Gettier Problem and the Value Problem-can be resolved. Advisors/Committee Members: Sturgeon, Nicholas Lee (committeeMember), Ginet, Carl Allen (committeeMember), Silins, Nicholas (committeeMember).

Subjects/Keywords: knowledge; thick concept; thick term; Gettier problem; value problem; evaluation; semantic; analysis; luck

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APA (6th Edition):

Kyle, B. (2011). Knowledge As A Thick Concept: New Light On The Gettier And Value Problems . (Thesis). Cornell University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1813/30613

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kyle, Brent. “Knowledge As A Thick Concept: New Light On The Gettier And Value Problems .” 2011. Thesis, Cornell University. Accessed December 14, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1813/30613.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kyle, Brent. “Knowledge As A Thick Concept: New Light On The Gettier And Value Problems .” 2011. Web. 14 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Kyle B. Knowledge As A Thick Concept: New Light On The Gettier And Value Problems . [Internet] [Thesis]. Cornell University; 2011. [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/30613.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Kyle B. Knowledge As A Thick Concept: New Light On The Gettier And Value Problems . [Thesis]. Cornell University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/30613

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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