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

Hardcover | April 28, 2014

EditorClayton Littlejohn, John Turri

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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? Whatepistemic 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 eyetoward the interconnections among our three questions. That is precisely what this volume seeks to do.

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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? Whatepistemic requirements constrain appropriate assert...

Clayton Littlejohn is Lecturer in philosophy at King's College London. He specializes in epistemology and ethical theory. In his first book, Justification and the Truth-Connection (Cambridge University Press, 2012), he defended an account of justification that was both deontological and externalist. John Turri is Assistant Professor of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:April 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Clayton Littlejohn and John Turri: Introduction1. Berit Brogaard: Intellectual Flourishing as the Fundamental Epistemic Norm2. E. J. Coffman: Lenient Accounts of Warranted Assertability3. Juan Comesana and Matthew McGrath: Having False Reasons4. Jonathan Dancy: On Knowing One's Reason5. John Gibbons: Knowledge versus Truth6. Jonathan L. Kvanvig: Epistemic Normativity7. Clayton Littlejohn: The Unity of Reason8. Duncan Pritchard: Epistemic Luck, Safety, and Assertion9. Ernest Sosa: Epistemic Agency and Judgment10. John Turri: You Gotta Believe11. Matt Weiner: The Spectra of Epistemic Norms12. Daniel Whiting: Reasons for Belief, Reasons for Action, the Aim of Belief, and the Aim of Action13. Sarah Wright: The Dual-Aspect Norms of Belief and Assertion: A Virtue Approach to Epistemic NormsIndex