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Epistemic Value

Adrian Haddock, Alan Millar, and Duncan Pritchard


This book contains a collection of chapters on value in epistemology. Two themes loom large. One is about the value of knowledge. There are problems deriving from Plato's Meno concerning whether knowledge is more valuable than states implicating true belief but falling short of knowledge. The other theme is about epistemic value in a broad sense. Here the central issue is how to make sense of epistemic appraisal conceived broadly to include evaluation of beliefs with respect to whether they are, for instance, justified, or formed through methods or processes that reliably yield true beliefs. ... More

Keywords: value of knowledge, epistemic appraisal, epistemic value, true belief, goal of enquiry, value of truth, Meno problem

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199231188
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Haddock, editor
University of Stirling
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Alan Millar, editor
University of Stirling
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Duncan Pritchard, editor
University of Edinburgh
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