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Join us for a talk by Matt Benton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Seattle Pacific University.

Epistemology has focused primarily on propositional knowledge: namely, how we can know facts about the world, or even about ourselves. But what is it to know another person? Is knowing someone reducible to knowing facts about them, or is it a distinctive kind of knowledge? Very few philosophers have examined this question or its implications for epistemology and philosophy of mind. In this talk, Benton motivates the idea that interpersonal knowledge is logically distinct from propositional knowledge about a person and considers some cases and principles which clarify how such knowledge affects interesting issues in other areas of philosophy.

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