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Probabilistic Knowledge

Sarah Moss


Traditional philosophical discussions of knowledge have focused on the epistemic status of full beliefs. This book argues that in addition to full beliefs, credences can constitute knowledge. For instance, your .4 credence that it is raining outside can constitute knowledge, in just the same way that your full beliefs can. In addition, you can know that it might be raining, and that if it is raining then it is probably cloudy, where this knowledge is not knowledge of propositions, but of probabilistic contents. The notion of probabilistic content introduced in this book plays a central role no ... More

Keywords: knowledge, credence, full belief, probabilistic content, epistemic modals, conditionals, epistemology, perceptual experience, statistical evidence, racial profiling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198792154
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198792154.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Moss, author
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor