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Epistemological Metaphors and the Nature of Philosophy

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Abstract:

This article examines some of the most important metaphors and analogies that epistemologists have used to discuss the structure and validity of knowledge. After reviewing foundational, coherentist, and other metaphors for knowledge, we discuss the metaphilosophical significance of the prevalence of such metaphors. We argue that they support a view of philosophy as akin to science rather than poetry or rhetoric.
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Keywords: analogy; coherence; epistemology; foundations; metaphilosophy; metaphor

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 2: Department of Philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Publication date: 2004-07-01

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