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The Knowledge Problem In Social Sciences: Epistemic Uncertainty


  • García, Pablo S.
  • Pérez, Rodolfo H.

    (Universidad de Buenos Aires)


In this paper we deal with the problem of the knowledge under uncertain conditions. Since Plato definition in Teetetos, knowledge has been defined as a true belief and this has been thougt as a clear and distinct idea. So, if we have any kind of knowledge, it can´t be uncertain. We are trying to show how this poit of view changed since fuzzy sets theory has been pro-posed: it is now possible to define knowledge even in conditions of epistemic uncertainty. This is the point of view we try to explain here.

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  • García, Pablo S. & Pérez, Rodolfo H., 2002. "The Knowledge Problem In Social Sciences: Epistemic Uncertainty," Fuzzy Economic Review, International Association for Fuzzy-set Management and Economy (SIGEF), vol. 0(1), pages 45-56, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:fzy:fuzeco:v:vii:y:2002:i:1:p:45-56

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    epistemology; uncertainty; knowledge; fuzzy sets; ontology.;

    JEL classification:

    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics


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