Perhaps the worthiest of the meta-philosophical disputes is that ever-confounding epistemological query: What are the superior modes of cognition?[1] Mounting a reply is sure to produce a variant of philosophical psychosis: To unveil the truly accredited sources of knowing, one must display a background capacity for distinguishing what those sources capture veridically and what they do not. Problematically, this very capacity appears as an independent manifestation of knowing, yet by assumption it has transcended any ostensible criteria; cognition, in its springing forth, has returned and confronted itself. Following Roderick Chisolm, we shall dub this seeming paradox the “Problem of the…


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