Date

1967

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

Sociology

First Adviser

Barnes, Robert Featherstone

Other advisers/committee members

Melchert, Norman P.

Abstract

Starting with a rather straightforward account of what is involved in substantiating a knowledge claim it is found that two principles are essential and unavoidable: (1) the giving of reasons in support of the claim, and (2) the dependency of these reasons upon certain primary statements which cannot themselves be justified. These interests and concerns are what do, either explicitly or implicitly, determine and delineate what the cognitiv base will be. All of this serving to establish the central thesis of the essential relativity of knowledge.

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Former department name: Philosophy

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