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Epistemological Disjunctivism$
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Duncan Pritchard

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199557912

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.001.0001

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Motivating Epistemological Disjunctivism

Motivating Epistemological Disjunctivism

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(p.17) §2. Motivating Epistemological Disjunctivism
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Epistemological Disjunctivism
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Duncan Pritchard

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.003.0003

This chapter suggests that the reason why epistemological disjunctivism is not widely adopted is because it is held to face several fatal theoretical problems. Accordingly, whatever commonsense support it might have, it is thought to be a complete non-starter as a theoretical position. Epistemological disjunctivism is motivated by showing that this is an attractive position which we would want to hold if it were theoretically available, and further showing that it is theoretically available, contrary to the prevailing conventional wisdom in epistemology.

Keywords:   epistemological disjunctivism, theoretical availability, epistemology

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