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Luck

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemic Luck

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780199280384
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602290 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019928038X.003.0006
Luck

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I offer an overview of the various claims that have been made concerning epistemic luck and present an elucidation of the concept of luck in the light of this discussion that, I argue, captures the essence of the notion. With this elucidation in mind, I then identify—with the help of Unger—several varieties of luck that might be referred to as epistemic, and that are entirely compatible with knowledge possession.

Keywords: epistemic luck; epistemology; evidence; luck

Chapter.  10339 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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