UNDERSTANDING KNOWLEDGE TRANSMISSION
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2006
Volume 19, Issue 2, pages 156–175, June 2006
How to Cite
Faulkner, P. (2006), UNDERSTANDING KNOWLEDGE TRANSMISSION. Ratio, 19: 156–175. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9329.2006.00317.x
- Issue published online: 24 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 24 MAY 2006
We must allow that knowledge can be transmitted. But to allow this is to allow that an individual can know a proposition despite lacking any evidence for it and reaching belief by an unreliable means. So some explanation is required as to how knowledge rather than belief is transmitted. This paper considers two non-individualistic explanations: one in terms of knowledge existing autonomously, the other in terms of it existing as a property of communities. And it attempts to decide what is at issue between these explanations.