1st Edition

New Issues in Epistemological Disjunctivism

Edited By Casey Doyle, Joseph Milburn, Duncan Pritchard Copyright 2019
    404 Pages
    by Routledge

    404 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is the first volume dedicated solely to the topic of epistemological disjunctivism. The original essays in this volume, written by leading and up-and-coming scholars on the topic, are divided into three thematic sections. The first set of chapters addresses the historical background of epistemological disjunctivism. It features essays on ancient epistemology, Immanuel Kant, J.L. Austin, Edmund Husserl, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The second section tackles a number contemporary issues related to epistemological disjunctivism, including its relationship with perceptual disjunctivism, radical skepticism, and reasons for belief. Finally, the third group of essays extends the framework of epistemological disjunctivism to other forms of knowledge, such as testimonial knowledge, knowledge of other minds, and self-knowledge. Epistemological Disjunctivism is a timely collection that engages with an increasingly important topic in philosophy. It will appeal to researches and graduate students working in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of perception.

    1. Introduction

    Casey Doyle, Joseph Milburn, and Duncan Pritchard

    Part I: Situating Disjunctivism

    2. Perceptual Experience and Empirical Rationality

    John McDowell

    3. Epistemological Disjunctivism and Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology

    Duncan Pritchard

    Part II: Historical Antecedents

    4. Ancient Philosophy and Disjunctivism: The Case of the Stoics

    Iakovos Vasiliou

    5. The Kantian Roots of Epistemological Disjunctivism

    Thomas Lockhart

    6. Was Wittgenstein a Disjunctivist avant la lettre?

    Genia Schönbaumsfield

    7. Settling a Question: Austin and Disjunctivism

    Guy Longworth

    Part III: Epistemological Disjunctivism: Prospects and Problems

    8. Disjunctivism and Realism — not Naïve but Conceptual

    Sonia Sedivy

    9. Epistemological Disjunctivism and its Representational Commitments

    Craig French

    10. Either Epistemological or Metaphysical Disjunctivism

    Veli Mitova

    11. Neither/Nor

    Clayton Littlejohn

    12. Disjunctivism and Credence

    Ram Neta

    13. Disjunctivism, Skepticism, and the First Person

    Adrian Haddock




    Part IV: Disjunctivism in Other Domains

    14. Two Forms of Memory Knowledge and Epistemological Disjunctivism

    Joseph Milburn and Andrew Moon

    15. Testimonial Disjunctivism

    Stephen Wright

    16. Epistemological Disjunctivism: Perception, Expression, and Self-Knowledge

    Dorit Bar-On and Dustin Johnson

    17. Ringers for Belief

    Casey Doyle

    18. Disjunctivism and Other Minds

    Anita Avramides


    Casey Doyle is Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy at St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, UK.

    Joseph Milburn is a research fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

    Duncan Pritchard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and Director of the Eidyn research centre. His monographs include Epistemic Luck (2005), The Nature and Value of Knowledge (co-authored, 2010), Epistemological Disjunctivism (2012), and Epistemic Angst (2015).

    "Here Casey Doyle, Joe Milburn, and Duncan Pritchard have collected seventeen very nice essays that, in my view, not only reflect well the cutting edge but also serve to advance the discussion in interesting and productive directions."Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews