As far as epistemolgy is concerned, it is possible to avoid both reductionism and holism, assuming a systemic point of view. Donald Davidson’s work offers interesting arguments to propose a systemic epistemology, even though the american philosopher uses, such as Quine, the term “holism”. Davidson holds that objective knowledge is the outcome of a relation between at least two subjects, who refer to the objects of the world. So knowledge is a complex system formed not only by the relation between an observer and an object, but also by the relation among observers, to create a triangulation, essential to thought. According to this thesis, we can argue that knowledge occurs only when single items are organized in a network relating subjects both among themselves and to the world.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Knowledge as interaction: Donald Davidson's approach|
|Numero di pagine||14|
|Rivista||RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEOSCOLASTICA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2011|