Achieving knowledge : a virtue-theoretic account of epistemic normativity

John Greco

When we affirm (or deny) that someone knows something, we are making a value judgment of sorts - we are claiming that there is something superior (or inferior) about that person's opinion, or their evidence, or perhaps about them. A central task of the theory of knowledge is to investigate the sort of evaluation at issue. This is the first book to make 'epistemic normativity,' or the normative dimension of knowledge and knowledge ascriptions, its central focus. John Greco argues that knowledge is a kind of achievement, as opposed to mere lucky success. This locates knowledge within a broader, familiar normative domain. By reflecting on our thinking and practices in this domain, it is argued, we gain insight into what knowledge is and what kind of value it has for us.

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When we affirm (or deny) that someone knows something, we are making a value judgment of sorts - we are claiming that there is something superior (or inferior) about that person's opinion, or their evidence, or perhaps about them. A central task of the theory of knowledge is to investigate the sort of evaluation at issue. This is the first book to make 'epistemic normativity,' or the normative dimension of knowledge and knowledge ascriptions, its central focus. John Greco argues that knowledge is a kind of achievement, as opposed to mere lucky success. This locates knowledge within a broader, familiar normative domain. By reflecting on our thinking and practices in this domain, it is argued, we gain insight into what knowledge is and what kind of value it has for us.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • Part I. Epistemic Normativity: 1. Knowledge as success from ability
  • 2. Against deontology
  • 3. Against internalism
  • 4. Against evidentialism
  • Part II. Problems for Everyone: 5. The nature of knowledge
  • 6. The value of knowledge
  • 7. Knowledge and context
  • 8. The Pyrrhonian problematic
  • Part III. Problems for Reliabilism: 9. The problem of strange and fleeting processes
  • 10. The problem of defeating evidence
  • 11. The problem of easy knowledge
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • Part I. Epistemic Normativity: 1. Knowledge as success from ability
  • 2. Against deontology
  • 3. Against internalism
  • 4. Against evidentialism
  • Part II. Problems for Everyone: 5. The nature of knowledge
  • 6. The value of knowledge
  • 7. Knowledge and context
  • 8. The Pyrrhonian problematic
  • Part III. Problems for Reliabilism: 9. The problem of strange and fleeting processes
  • 10. The problem of defeating evidence
  • 11. The problem of easy knowledge
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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この本の情報

書名 Achieving knowledge : a virtue-theoretic account of epistemic normativity
著作者等 Greco, John
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 x, 205 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780521144315
9780521193917
NCID BB02715894
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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