Regular price: $3.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

It is made clear what knowledge is and how we acquire it. It is also explained how we can have knowledge of the future, the past, the possible, the imperceptible, and the non-existent. The Gettier problem is solved, and it is proved that we have a prior knowledge, as well as knowledge of non-trivial but purely analytic truths.

©2016 John-Michael Kuczynski (P)2017 John-Michael Kuczynski

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    23
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    23
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    23
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

superb

Where does What is Knowledge? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

1

What was one of the most memorable moments of What is Knowledge??

the distinction between knowledge and awareness

What does J.-M. Kuczynski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

he's the author, he's the master. he brings mastery to it

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

i liked the analysis of skepticism

Any additional comments?

there's a lot of good stuff in this book

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

crisp and brilliant

Would you consider the audio edition of What is Knowledge? to be better than the print version?

yes, it is discursive, but you still have to hear it, a bit like plato,i suppose. like a semi-spontaneous lecture, but cohesive.

Who was your favorite character and why?

the author. the only character, but i like him!

What about J.-M. Kuczynski’s performance did you like?

the forthrightness. the controlled passion.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

that information-transmission is the basis of sensory knowledge

Any additional comments?

i like the distinction between knowledge and awareness, and the mileage the author gets out of it

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Confusing!

I bought this book so I would hopefully get a better understanding of epistemology. I am driving to work and thought that I would be able to drive to work and listen to this book. I am so confused by the first chapter. I am not even sure if the person that is talking is real. The Voice came over as automated. It did not come across as real and I thought that it was an epistemology crash course. I stopped listening at chapter 2. I will however continue to read or listen to the rest of this book, but I felt the need to convey how I felt about this book.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Huh?

I was completely lost from the very first sentence. Not at all easy to follow. More confused than before listening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful