The Knowledge Argument and the Inadequacy of Scientific Knowledge
Abstract:Recently a number of authors have responded to the knowl-edge argument by suggesting that Mary could learn about new physi-cal facts upon release (Flanagan, 1992; Mandik, 2001; Stoljar, 2001; Van Gulick, 1985). A key step in achieving this is a demonstration that there are facts that can be known via colour experience that cannot be learnt scientifically. In this paper I develop an account of scientific and visual knowledge on which there is a difference between the knowledge provided by science and that provided by vision.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, Macquarie Uni-versity, NSW, 2109, AUSTRALIA, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2008-01-01