Knowledge, practical adequacy and stakes

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Anderson, Charity and Hawthorne, John. (2019). Knowledge, practical adequacy and stakes. In In Gendler, Tamar Szabó and Hawthorne, John (Ed.). Oxford studies in epistemology, Volume 6 pp. 234-257 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198833314.003.0010
AuthorsAnderson, Charity and Hawthorne, John
EditorsGendler, Tamar Szabó and Hawthorne, John
Abstract

Defenses of pragmatic encroachment commonly rely on two thoughts: first, that the gap between one’s strength of epistemic position on p and perfect strength sometimes makes a difference to what one is justified in doing, and second, that the higher the stakes, the harder it is to know. It is often assumed that these ideas complement each other. This chapter shows that these ideas are far from complementary. Along the way, a variety of strategies for regimenting the somewhat inchoate notion of stakes are indicated, and some troubling cases for pragmatic encroachment raised.

Keywordsknowledge; action; stake; pragmatic encroachment
Page range234-257
Year2019
Book titleOxford studies in epistemology, Volume 6
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of publicationUnited States
ISBN9780198833314
9780192569769
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198833314.003.0010
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