tracking theory

EPISTEMIC DISPOSITIONS. REPLY TO TURRI AND BRONNER (pages 629-636)

Submitted by logos on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 10:59
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EPISTEMIC DISPOSITIONS. REPLY TO TURRI AND BRONNER (pages 629-636)

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debate
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Rachael BRIGGS, Daniel NOLAN

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BRIGGS, NOLAN

paper abstract: 

ABSTRACT: We reply to recent papers by John Turri and Ben Bronner, who criticise the dispositionalised Nozickian tracking account we discuss in “Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know.” We argue that the account we suggested can handle the problems raised by Turri and Bronner. In the course of responding to Turri and Bronner’s objections, we draw three general lessons for theories of epistemic dispositions: that epistemic dispositions are to some extent extrinsic, that epistemic dispositions can have manifestation conditions concerning circumstances where their bearers fail to exist, and that contrast is relevant to disposition attributions. 

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10
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PROBLEMS WITH THE DISPOSITIONAL TRACKING THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (pages 505-507)

paper type: 
debate
paper author: 

Ben BRONNER

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BRONNER

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ABSTRACT: Rachel Briggs and Daniel Nolan attempt to improve on Nozick’s tracking theory of knowledge by providing a modified, dispositional tracking theory. The dispositional theory, however, faces more problems than those previously noted by John Turri. First, it is not simply that satisfaction of the theory’s conditions is unnecessary for knowledge – it is insufficient as well. Second, in one important respect, the dispositional theory is a step backwards relative to the original tracking theory: the original but not the dispositional theory can avoid Gettier-style counterexamples. Future attempts to improve the tracking theory would be wise to bear these problems in mind.

paper issue: 
9

STUMBLING IN NOZICK’S TRACKS (pages 291-293)

Submitted by logos on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 08:51
paper title: 

STUMBLING IN NOZICK’S TRACKS (pages 291-293)

paper type: 
debate
paper author: 

John TURRI

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TURRI

paper abstract: 

ABSTRACT: Rachael Briggs and Daniel Nolan have recently proposed an improved version of Nozick’s tracking account of knowledge. I show that, despite its virtues, the new proposal suffers from three serious problems. 

paper issue: 
8

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