What is it to understand?
Marasoiu, Andrei, Philosophy - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Gertler, Brie, AS-Philosophy, University of Virginia
How are epistemic and phenomenal properties of understanding related? In my dissertation, I offer an answer to this question, relying on an account of how understanding gains its positive epistemic status and on an account of what conscious experiences are associated with understanding. Chapters I and II discuss epistemic aspects of understanding. Chapter III concerns experiences associated with understanding, and classifies them according to the modes in which understanding occurs to us. Then, in Chapter IV, I address the epistemic bearing of these types of experiences for understanding.
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
understanding, conscious experience, epistemic norms
Jefferson Scholars FoundationGraduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
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