Justification and Analysis of Knowledge

Document Type : Original Research


Assistant professor at the Department of Islamic philosophy and Kalam, Imam Sadiq University, Tehran, Iran


Epistemologists in analysis of knowledge have paid great attention to the concept of justification. They have devoted some theories about whether justification is a part of the essence of knowledge or of its necessary or sufficient conditions or basically has no role in analysis of knowledge. So these theories have offered their adjusted perspective about definition of knowledge. All those efforts have been made to recognize the real instances from unreal ones. In this regards, thinkers in addition to justification, have paid attention to subjects like "analysis of justification" and "ingredients of justification", which naturally have been great effect on the discussion of knowledge. This essay is to review these perspectives briefly and compare their characteristics.



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