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This view has, however, been often questioned. Philosophers have sought some intrinsic criterion by which true and false beliefs could be distinguished.* I am afraid their chief reason for this search has been the wish to feel more certainty than seems otherwise possible as to what is true and what is false.
In spite, however, of the fact that what is known is SOMETIMES an indispensable part of the cause of the knowledge, this circumstance is, I think, irrelevant to the general question with which we are concerned, namely What sort of response to what sort of stimulus can be regarded as displaying knowledge?
Graham's" remarkable question, addressed to the landlady, had related to legal business, and to the discovery of a trust-worthy person capable of transacting it for her.
The lady announced--in a low sweet voice touched with a quiet sadness--that her business related to a question of marriage (as marriage is understood by Scottish law), and that her own peace of mind, and the happiness of a person very dear to her, were concerned alike in the opinion which Mr.
Brott declared, "to ask you a question - to me a very important question."
My quickness would have to be remarkable, however, and the question of a conveyance was the great one to settle.
But here it seemed to Levin that just as they were close upon the real point of the matter, they were again retreating, and he made up his mind to put a question to the professor.
Gradgrind, completely recovered by this time, 'I would advise you (since you ask me) to consider this question, as you have been accustomed to consider every other question, simply as one of tangible Fact.
Regarding the first question, "Is it possible to transmit a projectile up to the moon?"
I might have known that he would never help me out; but it took me aback to have to shape the question afresh, as if it were quite new.
If the legal opinion is adverse to your rightful claims, I will promise to answer any questions which you may choose to put to me.
As public interest was in question, and transatlantic communications suffered, their veracity could not be doubted.

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