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The example has a history of discussion too complex to summarize here. For a consideration of some of it, see Shope 1983, 180181. 5. According to Cohen, scenario (2) provides reason to suppose that S has a disposition to feel, for example, that such-and-such a monarch reigned at such-and-such a date, although that disposition is abnormally inhibited, so that the feeling does not arise in S. And Cohen argues that the concept of believing that h is just the concept of having a disposition to feel that h.
61 And no alternative, genuine JEC is apparent. What it is for S to grasp a member of the chain, for example, the proposition that K, is for S to know that K as an instance of knowing taken as a broad category. 62 This ensures that discursive knowledge is a species of the broader genus of knowing. Application to Further Examples Little Lord Truetemp lacks discursive knowledge as to his body temperature because he does not grasp any portion of a JEC related to the proposition that specifies the temperature.
1999, 108) that we can stretch the boundaries of the analysis to include children who are in the course of training to acquire cognitive virtues. But has such training begun for infants? for dogs? even for wild dogs? 41. 64 justification. Perhaps she has indicated a way to avoid this concern by revising the wording of condition (2) so as to pick out the specific intellectual virtue the act manifests and requiring not merely that the act is of a type that persons with that virtue would probably do but that it is also "an act that is a mark of the behavior of persons with that virtue" (1999, 108).