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Metaepistemology

Conor McHugh, Jonathan Way, and Daniel Whiting

Abstract

Epistemology, like ethics, is normative. Just as ethics addresses questions about how we ought to act, so epistemology addresses questions about how we ought to believe and enquire. We can also ask metanormative questions, like: What does it mean to claim that someone ought to do or believe something? Do such claims express beliefs about independently existing facts, or only attitudes of approval and disapproval towards certain pieces of conduct? How do putative facts about what people ought to do or believe fit in to the natural world? In the case of ethics, such questions have been subject t ... More

Keywords: epistemology, metaepistemology, normativity, metaethics, metanormativity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805366
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805366.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Conor McHugh, editor
Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Southampton

Jonathan Way, editor
Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Southampton

Daniel Whiting, editor
Professor, Philosophy, University of Southampton

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Introduction

Conor McHugh, Jonathan Way, and Daniel Whiting

1 The Costs of Epistemic Realism

Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij

2 Defending the Moral/Epistemic Parity

Terence Cuneo and Christos Kyriacou

3 Passing the Epistemic Buck

Davide Fassio and Anne Meylan

5 Logical Disagreement

Anandi Hattiangadi

11 Believing Well

Mark Schroeder

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