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Knowledge and its Limits, a 2000 book by philosopher Timothy Williamson, argues that the concept of knowledge cannot be analyzed into a set of other concepts; instead, it is sui generis. Thus, though knowledge requires justification, truth, and belief, the word "knowledge" can't be accurately regarded as simply shorthand for "justified true belief". It initiated a whole new approach to epistemology, generally referred to as knowledge-first epistemology.

Table of contentsEdit

1. A State of Mind
2. Broadness
3. Primeness
4. Anti-Luminosity
5. Margins and Iterations
6. An Application
7. Sensitivity
8. Scepticism
9. Evidence
10. Evidential Probability
11. Assertion
12. Structural Unknowability


  • Oxford University Press, 2000, ISBN 0-19-825043-6