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The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations

Duncan Pritchard, Alan Millar, and Adrian Haddock


The three parts of the book comprise three distinct investigations under a common theme: enquiry into inter-relationships between issues about the nature of knowledge and issues about the value of knowledge. The first investigation provides an analysis of problems concerning the value of knowledge and a critical examination of responses to these by virtue epistemologists. The book finds virtue-theoretic accounts wanting and argues that there is a cognitive state — understanding — which is similar to, but different from knowledge, and which has final value. In the second investigation the book ... More

Keywords: epistemic luck, epistemic value, epistemology, final value, intentional action, knowledge, recognitional abilities, second-order knowledge, understanding, value of knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199586264
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586264.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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