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The Sources of Knowledge

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. All of us have stored away millions of bits of information, most of which, as we all know, we can't remember when...

The Criterion of Truth

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology, Part 13 BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. We have a knowledge of reality. Reality is presented to us by...

Ideas and Terms: Definition and Division

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part 12 of Ideas and Terms: Definition and Division It has constantly been pointed out that clearness of ideas is essential to correct...

Ideas and Terms: What are Terms?

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART ELEVEN What are Terms? How Can We Classify Terms? Supposition of Terms IDEAS...

The World of Universals: Logical Universals – Predicables

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Logical Universals: Predicables The logical universal expresses the nature common to many, precisely as it is applicable to many. Our intellect considers the...

The World of Direct Universals

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Direct Universals: Categories An idea which expresses the essence or nature of a thing as the thing is in itself, without relation to...

The World of Universals

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The so-called "Problem of the Universals" has been a controversial topic in modern philosophy. Controversy aside, however, universal ideas are of the...

The Problem of Knowledge – Part 7: Kinds of Ideas

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART SEVEN Ideas According to Their Origin Ideas According to Their Relations Ideas...

The Nature of Ideas

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The Comprehension of the Idea The comprehension of an idea is the sum total of all the attributes or thought-elements which constitute the...

The Nature of Ideas (Continued)

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology PART SIX The Comprehension of an Idea The Extension of an Idea The Relation between Comprehension...

The Nature of Ideas

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART V: THE NATURE OF IDEAS: FORMATION OF IDEAS, IDEA AND SENSE IMAGE Ideas are...

The Sources of Knowledge

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO EPISTEMOLOGY BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part Four: The Sources of Knowledge All of us have stored away millions...

The Problem of Knowledge

A Brief Introduction to Epistemology, Part 1 THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Knowledge is a primary fact of human life and experience. Everyone understands...

Nature of Knowledge: Convictions & Classes of Truth – Dolhenty

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART TWO: THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE No one seriously doubts that human beings possess what...

The Nature of Knowledge: Fundamental Ideas, Truth & Error, Motive of Certitude

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART ONE: THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE Knowledge is a primary fact of human life and...