Epistemic Evaluation: Purposeful Epistemology

Hardcover | November 1, 2015

EditorDavid K. Henderson, John Greco

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Epistemic Evaluation aims to explore and apply a particular methodology in epistemology. The methodology is to consider the point(s) or purpose(s) of our epistemic evaluations, and to pursue epistemological theory in light of such matters. Call this purposeful epistemology.The idea is thatconsiderations about the point and purpose of epistemic evaluation might fruitfully constrain epistemological theory and yield insights for epistemological reflection. Several contributions to this volume explicitly address this general methodology, or some version of it. Others focus on advancingsome application of the methodology rather than on theorizing about it. The papers go on to explore the idea that purposes allow one to understand the conceptual demands on knowing, examine how purposeful epistemology might shed light on the debate between internalist and externalist epistemologies,and further develop the idea of purposeful epistemology.

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Epistemic Evaluation aims to explore and apply a particular methodology in epistemology. The methodology is to consider the point(s) or purpose(s) of our epistemic evaluations, and to pursue epistemological theory in light of such matters. Call this purposeful epistemology.The idea is thatconsiderations about the point and purpose of e...

David Henderson is Robert R Chambers Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. John Greco holds the Leonard and Elizabeth Eslick Chair in Philosophy at Saint Louis University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.99 inPublished:November 1, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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David K. Henderson and John Greco: Introduction: The Point And Purpose Of Epistemic EvaluationPhilosophical Methods and Evaluative Purposes1. Georgi Gardiner: Teleologies and the Methodology of Epistemology2. Elizabeth Fricker: Know First, Tell Later: The Truth about Craig on Knowledge3. David Henderson and Terence Horgan: What's the Point?Contextualism and Pragmatic Enchroachment4. Stephen R. Grimm: Knowledge, Practical Interests, and Rising Tides5. Matthew McGrath: Two Purposes of Knowledge Attribution and the Contextualism DebateDoes Knowledge Always Require Reasons?6. Michael Williams: Knowledge in Practice7. Jonathan M. Weinberg: Regress-Stopping and Disagreement for Epistemic NeopragmatistsThe Internalism/Externalism Debate8. Sanford C. Goldberg: What is the subject-matter of the theory of epistemic justification?9. Declan Smithies: Why Justification MattersEpistemic Norms as Social Norms10. Peter J. Graham: Epistemic Normativity and Social Norms11. John Greco: Testimonial Knowledge and the Flow of Information