Epistemic Value

Hardcover | October 3, 2009

EditorAdrian Haddock, Alan Millar, Duncan Pritchard

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Recent epistemology has reflected a growing interest in issues about the value of knowledge and the values informing epistemic appraisal. Is knowledge more valuable that merely true belief or even justified true belief? Is truth the central value informing epistemic appraisal or do othervalues enter the picture? Epistemic Value is a collection of previously unpublished articles on such issues by leading philosophers in the field. It will stimulate discussion of the nature of knowledge and of directions that might be taken by the theory of knowledge. The contributors are JasonBaehr, Michael Brady, Berit Brogaard, Michael DePaul, Pascal Engel, Catherine Elgin, Alvin Goldman, John Greco, Stephen Grimm, Ward Jones, Martin Kusch, Jonathan Kvanvig, Michael Lynch, Erik Olsson, Wayne Riggs and Matthew Weiner.

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Recent epistemology has reflected a growing interest in issues about the value of knowledge and the values informing epistemic appraisal. Is knowledge more valuable that merely true belief or even justified true belief? Is truth the central value informing epistemic appraisal or do othervalues enter the picture? Epistemic Value is a co...

Adrian Haddock has been a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Stirling since 2004. His current interests lie in the theory of knowledge and the philosophy of action. He recently edited (with Fiona Macpherson) Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2008). Alan Millar has taught at the University...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:October 3, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Alan Millar, Adrian Haddock, and Duncan Pritchard: IntroductionPart One: The Value of Knowledge1. Alvin I. Goldman and Erik J. Olsson: Reliabilism and the Value of Knowledge2. Jason Baehr: Is There a Value Problem?3. Martin Kusch: Testimony and the Value of Knowledge4. Jonathan Kvanvig: The Value of Understanding5. Michael R. DePaul: Ugly Analyses and Value6. Ward E. Jones: The Goods and the Motivation of Believing7. Matthew Weiner: Practical Reasoning and the Concept of Knowledge8. Pascal Engel: Pragmatic Encroachment and Epistemic Value9. Wayne Riggs: Luck, Knowledge, and ControlPart Two: Truth and Epistemic Appraisal10. Michael P. Lynch: The Value of Truth and the Truth of Values11. Stephen R. Grimm: Epistemic Normativity12. Michael S. Brady: Curiosity and the Value of Truth13. Berit Brogaard: Epistemic Value Monism, or How I Learned to Stop Caring About TruthAppendix: Symposium on Jonathan Kvanvig's The Value of Knowledge and the Pursuit of Understanding14. Jonathan Kvanvig: Precis of The Value of Knowledge and the Pursuit of Understanding15. John Greco: The Value Problem16. Catherine Z. Elgin: Is Understanding Factive?17. Wayne D. Riggs: Understanding, Knowledge and the Meno Requirement18. Jonathan Kvanvig: Responses to Critics