The right in the good : A defense of teleological non-consequentialism

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Littlejohn, Clayton. (2018). The right in the good : A defense of teleological non-consequentialism. In In Ahlstrom-Vij, H. Kristoffer and Dunn, Jeffrey (Ed.). Epistemic consequentialism pp. 23-47 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198779681.003.0002
AuthorsLittlejohn, Clayton
EditorsAhlstrom-Vij, H. Kristoffer and Dunn, Jeffrey
Abstract

Littlejohn considers and criticizes the value theory that underlies epistemic consequentialism. He first casts doubt on veritism, the view according to which accuracy and only accuracy is the final epistemic good. One might think that the consequentialist is unscathed by this: simply put in something else as the epistemic good. But Littlejohn argues that this fails, too. For whatever it is that the consequentialist says is the epistemic good, she cannot make sense of why such a good should be promoted.

Keywordsepistemic value; veritism; epistemic consequentialism
Page range23-47
Year2018
Book titleEpistemic consequentialism
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of publicationNew York, NY
ISBN9780198779681
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198779681.003.0002
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