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Favouring and Discriminating Epistemic Support

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/9780199557912.003.0013
Favouring and Discriminating Epistemic Support

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This chapter identifies a distinction between the kind of epistemic support provided by favouring evidence, and the kind of epistemic support provided by discriminatory capacities, since one can have knowledge-supporting favouring evidence even while lacking the relevant discriminatory capacities. In failing to recognize this distinction, the participants in this debate have unduly limited their dialectical options.

Keywords: epistemic support; favouring evidence; discriminatory capacities; dialectical options

Chapter.  1742 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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