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Motivating Epistemological Disjunctivism

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemological Disjunctivism

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199557912
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191743290 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.003.0003
Motivating Epistemological Disjunctivism

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This chapter suggests that the reason why epistemological disjunctivism is not widely adopted is because it is held to face several fatal theoretical problems. Accordingly, whatever commonsense support it might have, it is thought to be a complete non-starter as a theoretical position. Epistemological disjunctivism is motivated by showing that this is an attractive position which we would want to hold if it were theoretically available, and further showing that it is theoretically available, contrary to the prevailing conventional wisdom in epistemology.

Keywords: epistemological disjunctivism; theoretical availability; epistemology

Chapter.  829 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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