epistemic norms

paper title: 

WHY ASSERTION AND PRACTICAL REASONING ARE POSSIBLY NOT GOVERNED BY THE SAME EPISTEMIC NORM (pages 457–464)

paper type: 
debate
paper author: 

Robin McKENNA

paper author family name: 

McKENNA

paper abstract: 

ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on Martin Montminy’s recent attempt to show that assertion and practical reasoning are necessarily governed by the same epistemic norm (“Why Assertion and Practical Reasoning Must be Governed By the Same Epistemic Norm,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2013). I show that the attempt fails. I finish by considering the upshot for the recent debate concerning the connection between the epistemic norms of assertion and practical reasoning.

paper issue: 
14

ARE EPISTEMIC REASONS EVER REASONS TO PROMOTE? (pages 353–360)

Submitted by logos on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 17:27
paper title: 

ARE EPISTEMIC REASONS EVER REASONS TO PROMOTE? (pages 353–360)

paper type: 
debate
paper author: 

Clayton LITTLEJOHN

paper author family name: 

LITTLEJOHN

paper abstract: 

ABSTRACT: In trying to distinguish the right kinds of reasons from the wrong, epistemologists often appeal to the connection to truth to explain why practical considerations cannot constitute reasons. The view they typically opt for is one on which only evidence can constitute a reason to believe. Brian Talbot has shown that these approaches don’t exclude the possibility that there are non-evidential reasons for belief that can justify a belief without being evidence for that belief. He thinks that there are indeed such reasons and that they are the right kind of reasons to justify belief. The existence of such truth promoting non-epistemic reasons is said to follow from the fact that we have an epistemic end that involves the attainment of true belief. I shall argue that there are no such reasons precisely because there is an epistemic end that has normative authority. 

paper issue: 
13
paper title: 

PROMISES TO KEEP: SPEECH ACTS AND THE VALUE OF REFLECTIVE KNOWLEDGE (pages 583-590)

paper type: 
article
paper author: 

John TURRI

paper author family name: 

TURRI

paper abstract: 

ABSTRACT: This paper offers a new account of reflective knowledge’s value, building on recent work on the epistemic norms of speech acts. Reflective knowledge is valuable because it licenses us to make guarantees and promises.

paper issue: 
6

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