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Knowing Our Limits

Nathan Ballantyne


Changing our minds isn’t easy. Even when we recognize our views are disputed by intelligent and informed people, we rarely doubt our rightness. Why is this so? How can we become more open-minded, putting ourselves in a better position to tolerate conflict, advance collective inquiry, and learn from differing perspectives in a complex world? In this engrossing, provocative book, Nathan Ballantyne defends the indispensable role of epistemology in tackling these issues. For early modern philosophers, the point of reflecting on inquiry was to understand how our beliefs are often distorted by preju ... More

Keywords: epistemology, inquiry, epistemic guidance, method, metacognition, biases, skepticism, controversy, evidence, disagreement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190847289
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190847289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathan Ballantyne, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Fordham University