interest-relativity

DEFENDING INTEREST–RELATIVE INVARIANTISM (pages 591-609)

Submitted by logos on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 12:42
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DEFENDING INTEREST–RELATIVE INVARIANTISM (pages 591-609)

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article
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Brian WEATHERSON

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WEATHERSON

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ABSTRACT: I defend interest-relative invariantism from a number of recent attacks. One common thread to my response is that interest-relative invariantism is a much weaker thesis than is often acknowledged, and a number of the attacks only challenge very specific, and I think implausible, versions of it. Another is that a number of the attacks fail to acknowledge how many things we have independent reason to believe knowledge is sensitive to. Whether there is a defeater for someone's knowledge can be sensitive to all manner of features of their environment, as the host of examples from the post-Gettier literature shows. Adding in interest-sensitive defeaters is a much less radical move than most critics claim it is.

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6

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