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Two Definitions of Contingency and the Concept of Knowledge

Vladimir Drekalović   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-9046-1596 ; Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro, Nikšić, Montenegro

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (153 KB) str. 123-140 preuzimanja: 2.339* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Drekalović, V. (2014). Two Definitions of Contingency and the Concept of Knowledge. Prolegomena, 13 (1), 123-140. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/121967
MLA 8th Edition
Drekalović, Vladimir. "Two Definitions of Contingency and the Concept of Knowledge." Prolegomena, vol. 13, br. 1, 2014, str. 123-140. https://hrcak.srce.hr/121967. Citirano 01.12.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Drekalović, Vladimir. "Two Definitions of Contingency and the Concept of Knowledge." Prolegomena 13, br. 1 (2014): 123-140. https://hrcak.srce.hr/121967
Harvard
Drekalović, V. (2014). 'Two Definitions of Contingency and the Concept of Knowledge', Prolegomena, 13(1), str. 123-140. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/121967 (Datum pristupa: 01.12.2021.)
Vancouver
Drekalović V. Two Definitions of Contingency and the Concept of Knowledge. Prolegomena [Internet]. 2014 [pristupljeno 01.12.2021.];13(1):123-140. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/121967
IEEE
V. Drekalović, "Two Definitions of Contingency and the Concept of Knowledge", Prolegomena, vol.13, br. 1, str. 123-140, 2014. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/121967. [Citirano: 01.12.2021.]

Sažetak
This paper analyses two definitions of contingency. Both definitions have been widely accepted and used as to identify contingent events. One of them is primarily of a philosophical character, whereas the other is more commonly used in mathematics. Evidently, these two definitions do not describe the same set of phenomena, and neither of them determines the completely intuitive notion of contingency.
Namely, carefully selected examples testify that the first definition is too narrow and the second too wide. These facts have certain epistemological consequences. They must, therefore, serve as a warning for using the definitions only in a restrictive and cautious way when detecting random beliefs – those we cannot identify as knowledge.

Ključne riječi
Contingency; definition; knowledge; mathematics; philosophy

Hrčak ID: 121967

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/121967

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