An important passage of the Analects (2.17) will be interpreted. It is perhaps the most important epistemological utterance in the work, yet it is not easy to interpret. Some interpretations are unacceptable because they render the passage trivial. Here we shall explicate the passage in line with contemporary virtue epistemology, so that it says something both interesting and insightful.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Animal knowledge
- Reflective knowledge