Epistemology Futures by Stephen Hetherington

By Stephen Hetherington

How may possibly epistemology construct upon its prior and current, on the way to be higher sooner or later? Epistemology Futures takes daring steps in the direction of answering that question. What tools will top serve epistemology? Which phenomena and ideas deserve extra recognition from it? Are there ways and assumptions that experience impeded its growth beforehand? This quantity comprises provocative essays through in demand epistemologists, featuring many new principles for attainable advancements in tips on how to do epistemology. members: Paul M. Churchland, Catherine Z. Elgin, Richard Feldman, A. C. Grayling, Stephen Hetherington, Christopher Hookway, Hilary Kornblith, Mark Kaplan, William G. Lycan, Adam Morton, Jonathan M. Weinberg, Linda Zagzebski

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The winner will be the method that performs best overall, though it may not perform perfectly on all, and indeed may be outscored by competitors on some. I shall put forward a list of seven desiderata. There is nothing sacrosanct about this list. Each item is hopefully attractive as an empirical generalization as to what we really would want from a philosophical method here. The list is also not necessarily a closed list, and I welcome the articulation of further desiderata that ought be addressed.

So we should next ask whether the DR desiderata can also motivate an absolutely internalist constraint on justification, or only something more limited. Ought we impose an exceptionless internal-accessibility clause as a necessary condition on justification? Our neopragmatism suggests that we should ask whether instituting the norm of such a necessary condition would create favorable circumstances for achieving the DR desiderata. Any proposed strict constraint must satisfy two criteria: (i) it must not place so onerous a burden on our cognition that too little of our epistemic lives can be sustained, and (ii) whatever beliefs and inferences do pass through must be appropriately DR-promoting.

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