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Knowledge: Knowledge is the awareness or understanding of something. It can be acquired through experience, or education. Knowledge can be factual, procedural, or conceptual. See also Propositional knowledge, Knowledge how.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Wilfrid Sellars on Knowledge - Dictionary of Arguments

Knowledge/Sellars: knowledge has the form "this and that is so and so." Known is something about a single object, but not a single object itself.
, >Particulars, >Individuals, >Intentionality, >Word meaning, >Cognition, >Perception, >World/thinking.
Sense data: Problem to make foundation for justification of them: the sense data of the empiricists are single objects, but only with respect to facts one can speak of a knowledge.
>Sense data.
I 59
It is wrong to think that knowledge must be inferential at all. (> Myth of the Given).
I 65
Tradition: knowledge has episodic character and does not rely on pre-knowledge. - SellarsVs.
Knowledge/SellarsVsTradition: observational knowledge does not stand on its own feet. - It requires language acquisition. - At the point of time of previous perceptions one must not have had the term yet.
>Observation, >Observation language, >Psychological Nominalism, >Language acquisition.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Sellars I
Wilfrid Sellars
The Myth of the Given: Three Lectures on the Philosophy of Mind, University of London 1956 in: H. Feigl/M. Scriven (eds.) Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 1956
German Edition:
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999

Sellars II
Wilfred Sellars
Science, Perception, and Reality, London 1963
Wahrheitstheorien, Gunnar Skirbekk, Frankfurt/M. 1977

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