1st Edition

Pragmatic Encroachment in Epistemology





ISBN 9781138051829
Published October 10, 2018 by Routledge
216 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

According to philosophical lore, epistemological orthodoxy is a purist epistemology in which epistemic concepts such as belief, evidence, and knowledge are characterized to be pure and free from practical concerns. In recent years, the debate has focused narrowly on the concept of knowledge and a number of challenges have been posed against the orthodox, purist view of knowledge. While the debate about knowledge is still a lively one, the pragmatic exploration in epistemology has just begun.



This collection takes on the task of expanding this exploration into new areas. It discusses how the practical might encroach on all areas of our epistemic lives from the way we think about belief, confidence, probability, and evidence to our ideas about epistemic value and excellence. The contributors also delve into the ramifications of pragmatic views in epistemology for questions about the value of knowledge and its practical role. Pragmatic Encroachment in Epistemology will be of interest to a broad range of epistemologists, as well as scholars working on virtue theory and practical reason.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction



Brian Kim and Matthew McGrath





2. Great Expectations: Belief and the Case for Pragmatic Encroachment



Dorit Ganson





3. Another Kind of Pragmatic Encroachment



Kate Nolfi





4. Pragmatic Encroachment and Practical Reasons



Anne Baril





5. An Externalist Decision Theory for a Pragmatic Epistemology



Brian Kim





6. Pragmatic Encroachment and Having Reasons



Stewart Cohen





7. Pragmatic Encroachment and Closure



Charity Anderson and John Hawthorne





8. Pragmatic Encroachment on Scientific Knowledge?



Mikkel Gerken





9. Skepticism and Evolution



Angel Pinillos





10. Deliberation and Pragmatic Belief



Brad Armendt





11. Doxastic Wronging



Rima Basu and Mark Schroeder





12. A Note on Knowledge-First Decision Theory and Practical Adequacy



Juan Comesana

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Biography

Brian Kim received his PhD from Columbia University and is assistant professor of philosophy at Oklahoma State University. He works on issues at the intersection of epistemology and rational choice theory.





Matthew McGrath received his PhD from Brown and is currently Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers and Professorial Fellow at Arché, the University of St. Andrews. Within epistemology, he has published on topics including pragmatic encroachment, perceptual and memorial justification. He is the author, with Jeremy Fantl, of Knowledge in an Uncertain World.