The pervasive and undoubtedly useful technical innovations in knowledge acquisition and transmission inherit theoretical problems concerning the very definition of knowledge, the relationship between the structure of scientific reasoning and common sense, the nature of what is implicitly taken as granted. The paper explores, from the philosophical point of view, knowledge as justified true belief, its defining conditions and some related problems. Among the varieties of implicit knowledge assumptions, the notions of presupposition, implicature and tacit knowledge are briefly introduced. The specific proposal of the paper is to consider- at a much more general level - the existence of a conceptual boundary for all our knowing, using a language and even acting: a cognitive “common sense”, largely or even universally common.

Knowledge and its implicit assumptions: a philosophical approach

MONTECUCCO, MARIA LUISA
2007

Abstract

The pervasive and undoubtedly useful technical innovations in knowledge acquisition and transmission inherit theoretical problems concerning the very definition of knowledge, the relationship between the structure of scientific reasoning and common sense, the nature of what is implicitly taken as granted. The paper explores, from the philosophical point of view, knowledge as justified true belief, its defining conditions and some related problems. Among the varieties of implicit knowledge assumptions, the notions of presupposition, implicature and tacit knowledge are briefly introduced. The specific proposal of the paper is to consider- at a much more general level - the existence of a conceptual boundary for all our knowing, using a language and even acting: a cognitive “common sense”, largely or even universally common.
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