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A Luxury of the UnderstandingOn the Value of True Belief$
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Allan Hazlett

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199674800

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674800.001.0001

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Anti-Realism about Epistemic Normativity

Anti-Realism about Epistemic Normativity

(p.242) 9 Anti-Realism about Epistemic Normativity
A Luxury of the Understanding

Hazlett Allan

Oxford University Press

“Anti-realism” about epistemic normativity is articulated and defended against objections. First, a socio-epistemological vindication of the practice of epistemic evaluation is advanced. Second, three accounts of the semantics of epistemic evaluation (error theory, expressivism, and “convention-relativism”) are sympathetically discussed. Epistemic evaluation is favorably compared to evaluation relative to the rules of a club and to rules of etiquette. Finally, a definition of “epistemic” is provided, and “pluralism about doxastic evaluation” is proposed.

Keywords:   Anti-realism, epistemic value, error theory, expressivism, pluralism

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