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Strategic Reliabilism: Epistemic Significance

Michael A Bishop and J. D. Trout

in Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780195162295
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835539 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195162293.003.0007
 Strategic Reliabilism: Epistemic Significance

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This chapter offers a framework for understanding significance that tolerates our incomplete knowledge of the conditions for human well-being. Topics discussed include the role of significance in Strategic Reliabilism, a reason-based approach to significance, and the potential unavailability of objective reasons. It is argued that a proper understanding of the notion of epistemic significance is a core problem for any epistemological theory that claims to be able to guide reason, and that any epistemological view that gives a central place to the notion of significance is bound to be deeply empirical.

Keywords: epistemology; human reasoning; well-being; reason-based approach

Chapter.  4497 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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