Ad Infinitum: New Essays on Epistemological Infinitism by John Turri, Peter D. Klein

By John Turri, Peter D. Klein

Infinitism is an historical view in epistemology concerning the constitution of information and epistemic justification, in response to which there are not any foundational purposes for trust. The view hasn't ever been well known, and is usually linked to skepticism, yet after languishing for hundreds of years it has lately began a resurgence. Ad Infinitum offers new paintings at the subject through major epistemologists. They shed new mild on infinitism's exact strengths and weaknesses, and deal with questions, new and previous, approximately its account of justification, reasoning, epistemic accountability, war of words, and belief, between different vital concerns. the quantity clarifies the connection among infinitism and different epistemological perspectives, resembling skepticism, coherentism, foundationalism and contextualism, and it bargains novel views at the metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics of regresses and purposes.

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And sometimes, it even seems appropriate for people not only to stick to their guns, but to positively go down with the ship—to defend positions deemed refuted, if only so that the very best versions of views, in the end, are those taken to be false. 29) responses to the going critical questions, but being able to follow, or even better, direct, further critical discussion on the issue. What follows is a brief rebuttal to the case against gradability. So: (a) Tom is tall, but not really tall, and Page 11 of 19 Knowing Better, Cognitive Command, and Epistemic Infinitism (b) Michigan is flat, but not really flat.

They move him deeply, and he thereby knows them better. Since he feels their truths directly, it seems that KB1 may trump KB2. , she knows for sure that it would be wrong to say he is tasting coriander). However, on the assumption that these sort of general defeaters don’t obtain (that is, Albert does know it’s Fenugreek), Grace’s expertise puts her in a position to know better than Albert how to describe Albert’s direct experiences. Mary, it seems, knows the truth of the Dalai Lama’s wisdom best.

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