Achieving Knowledge: A Virtue-theoretic Account of Epistemic Normativity (BOK)

John Greco

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter John Greco
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521144315
Antall sider 216 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 0,4cm
Vekt 353 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge