1Department of Philosophy, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Abstract: This paper undertakes a survey of the development of the philosophical problem of knowledge from Protagoras to the modern period. The unabated search for the constitutive element of reality via knowledge is directed against skepticism and circumferences around the meaning and possibility of objective knowledge. This epistemic challenge prompted the polemics of Plato, Aristotle and subsequently, got re-awakened in the renaissance before becoming heightened in the modern era. Interestingly, these discordant tunes got symphonized by Kant. Hence, our enquiry traces this epistemological metamorphosis and with the aim of identifying the definitive features of each epoch including the unique theorizing of the personages involved. The researcher, consequently, sieves from these theorizations, what is epistemically significant. Having identified a skeptical loophole in Kant’s postulation of an unknowable noumena, the author suggests a symbiosis of the concerns of traditional epistemology and logic as a safeguard against the resurgence of skepticism
Keywords: Reconnaissance, Survey, Epistemology, Knowledge, Problematic, Skepticism
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