Year 2018, Volume 8 , Issue 2, Pages 441 - 453 2018-12-30

Knowledge as the Working and Walking Narrative

Femi Richard Omotoyinbo [1]


‘Motion’ in the acquisition of knowledge is the focus of this paper. My claim is that the motion in the acquisition of knowledge, albeit abstract, is of two dimensions: one as ‘the mind working towards reality’ and the other as ‘reality walking towards the mind’. Using an epistemic approach, I conceptualize these two dimensions (hereafter as the working and walking narrative) under the Externalism and the Internalism divide and identify that externalism leaves us with more to explore about knowledge acquisition than internalism. Since externalism seems to accommodate the two dimensions better than internalism, I present the working and walking narrative under externalism. Two envisaged objections are addressed, along with considerations of some probable implications of the working and walking narrative for philosophy, specifically epistemology. 
Epistemic effort, knowledge acquisition, externalism, internalism, dual carriageway of knowing
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Primary Language en
Subjects Philosophy
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Femi Richard Omotoyinbo
Country: Nigeria


Dates

Publication Date : December 30, 2018

APA Omotoyinbo, F . (2018). Knowledge as the Working and Walking Narrative. Beytulhikme An International Journal of Philosophy , 8 (2) , 441-453 . DOI: 10.18491/beytulhikme.507793