[Revised entry by Mathieu Marion on June 1, 2022.
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John Cook Wilson (1849 – 1915) was Wykeham Professor of Logic at New College, Oxford. His ideas are at the origin of ‘Oxford Realism’, a philosophical movement that flourished at Oxford during the first decades of the twentieth century. Although trained as a classicist and a mathematician, his most important contributions were to the theory of knowledge, where he argued that knowledge is factive in conjunction with the thesis that, as a state of mind, it is not definable in terms of belief – they share no ‘highest…
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