Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, and Assertion

Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, and Assertion

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Epistemic norms play an increasingly important role in many current debates in epistemology and beyond. Paramount among these are debates about belief, action, and assertion. Three primary questions organize the literature. What epistemic requirements constrain appropriate belief? What epistemic requirements constrain appropriate assertion? What epistemic requirements constrain appropriate action? With the tremendous but disparate growth of the literature on epistemic norms, the time is ripe for a volume bringing together papers by established and emerging figures, with an eye toward the interconnections among our three questions. That is precisely what this volume seeks to do.Not just any disposition to affirm counts as belief, however. One might be disposed to affirm in the endeavor to feel good about oneself, or to be a better spouse, or to gain confidence for athletic competition, and so on. None of these wouldanbsp;...


Title:Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, and Assertion
Author: Clayton Littlejohn, John Turri
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2014-04-17
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