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Title: Semantics of Knowledge ‘a positio’
Authors: Swindler, James K.
Keywords: Knowledge
Social ontology
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: James K. Swindler, "Semantics of Knowledge ‘a positio’", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XI (2009) 1, pp. 427-437.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
XI (2009) 1
Abstract: This paper challenges the standard a priori/a posteriori distinction by looking at statements in which comprehension requires more that merely passive awareness of objects and their properties. A proposal is made to add to (not to supplant) the traditional categories of knowledge, the “a positio,” characterized by active, intentional, and collective involvement of language users in the existence and nature of objects of reference needed for the truth of statements about various kinds of artifacts, broadly construed. The conditions of understanding statements about institutions, institutional activity and standards of measurement are considered in some detail.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/5223
ISSN: 1825-5167
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