A tentative sum of how well-read the philosopher in question is, Literacy is the primary skill that determines how much one knows about things, from trivia to trivium. The literate have minds that can both sort through, remember and comprehend vast amounts of information readily. This type of capability tends toward the Credible philosopher, but many of the Abilties granted by Literacy are readily usable by anyone.
Scan: After being steeped in information-gathering, your eyes, trained in the careful dissection of various tomes readily allow you to assess some of the general information a given monster embodies. You may use the Ability to gain knowledge of a given living beings' Stats, Hit Levels, and Skills, so long as you can see it. In combat, this consumes a turn.