Jason Stanley

in Knowledge and Practical Interests

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199288038
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603679 | DOI:

Series: Lines of Thought


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This chapter lays out the basic evidence for the thesis that whether or not someone knows a proposition at a given time is partly determined by his or her practical interests. It considers and rejects a range of responses to the evidence that would undermine the case for Interest-Relative Invariantism.

Keywords: stakes; confidence; framing effects; knowledge account of assertion; action

Chapter.  5006 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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