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A. Knowledge as a Problem

1. The self-acceptance of knowledge and of scepticism. The question of the “nature” of knowledge, as posed in philosophy, is itself aimed at knowledge, that is, at knowledge about knowledge. If it is posed as a meaningful and rational question, it positively anticipates the possibility of knowledge,, and accepts itself as knowledge and has thereby begun to give concrete reality to the nature of knowldege. To put the pr…

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Alois Halder, “Knowledge”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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