Epistemic Consequentialism

Kort om produktet

An important issue in epistemology concerns the source of epistemic normativity. Epistemic consequentialism maintains that epistemic norms are genuine norms in virtue of the way in which they are conducive to epistemic value, whatever epistemic valu…
659,-
Format/språk
Format
Forklaring av formater

    Om Epistemic Consequentialism

    An important issue in epistemology concerns the source of epistemic normativity. Epistemic consequentialism maintains that epistemic norms are genuine norms in virtue of the way in which they are conducive to epistemic value, whatever epistemic value may be. So, for example, the epistemic consequentialist might say that it is a norm that beliefs should be consistent, in that holding consistent beliefs is the best way to achieve the epistemic value of accuracy. Thusepistemic consequentialism is structurally similar to the family of consequentialist views in ethics. Recently, philosophers from both formal epistemology and traditional epistemology have shown interest in such a view. In formal epistemology, there has been particular interest in thinking ofepistemology as a kind of decision theory where instead of maximizing expected utility one maximizes expected epistemic utility. In traditional epistemology, there has been particular interest in various forms of reliabilism about justification and whether such views are analogous to-and so face similar problems to-versions of consequentialism in ethics. This volume presents some of the most recent work on these topics as well as others related to epistemic consequentialism, byauthors that are sympathetic to the view and those who are critical of it.

    Kundevurderinger

    Totalvurdering: 

    Spesifikasjoner

    Format
    E-Bok
    Kopisperre
    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    PDF
    Utgivelsesår
    2018
    Forlag
    OUP Oxford
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780191085260
    Sider
    336
    Emne
    Ethics & moral philosophy, Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge

    Anbefalt