Theorizing about the epistemic

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Abstract

I argue that epistemologists’ use of the term ‘epistemic’ has led to serious confusion in the discussion of epistemological issues. The source of the problem is that ‘epistemic’ functions largely as an undefined technical term. I show how this confusion has infected discussions of the nature of epistemic justification, epistemic norms for evidence gathering, and knowledge norms for assertion and belief.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)839-857
Number of pages19
JournalInquiry (United Kingdom)
Volume59
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 2016

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Keywords

  • Epistemic
  • justified
  • rational

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Theorizing about the epistemic. / Cohen, Stewart M.

In: Inquiry (United Kingdom), Vol. 59, No. 7-8, 16.11.2016, p. 839-857.

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Cohen, Stewart M. / Theorizing about the epistemic. In: Inquiry (United Kingdom). 2016 ; Vol. 59, No. 7-8. pp. 839-857.
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