William Heytesbury and the Conditions for Knowledge

Theoria 76 (4):355-374 (2010)
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Ivan Boh affirms and Robert Pasnau denies that William Heytesbury holds merely true belief to be sufficient for knowledge in the broad sense. I argue that Boh is correct and Pasnau is mistaken, and that there is a long-running orthodox medieval tradition agreeing with Heytesbury about the conditions for knowledge. I offer a hypothesis about the origins, continuance and demise of that medieval tradition, and some remarks about the tradition's significance



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David B. Martens
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William heytesbury.John Longeway - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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