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ERIC Number: EJ1120433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Can Certainties Be Acquired at Will? Implications for Children's Assimilation of a World-Picture
Ariso, Jose Maria
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v50 n4 p573-586 Nov 2016
After describing Wittgenstein's notion of "certainty", in this article I provide four arguments to demonstrate that no certainty can be acquired at will. Specifically, I argue that, in order to assimilate a certainty, it is irrelevant whether the individual concerned (1) has found a ground that seemingly justifies that certainty; (2) has a given mental state; (3) is willing to accept the certainty on the proposal of a persuader; or (4) tries to act according to the certainty involved. Lastly, I analyse how each of these arguments is reflected in the way children acquire certainties.
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Language: English
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