Metaepistemology and Relativism

2017.05.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews J. Adam Carter, Metaepistemology and Relativism, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 298pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137336637.
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2017.05.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews J. Adam Carter, Metaepistemology and Relativism, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 298pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137336637. Reviewed by James Chase, University of Tasmania As J. Adam Carter observes at the outset, a lot more people do metaethics than do metaepistemology. Metaethical positions -- claims about the views, shared commitments and disagreements of those engaged in substantive ethical debates -- are, as a result, carefully articulated, and their relationships and implications examined. By contrast, substantive debates in mainstream analytic epistemology go on without the same level of close attention. This study is a partial corrective. Carter identifies as common ground in mainstream epistemology a commitment to a kind of realism about epistemic facts, objects and properties, and then considers how the epistemic relativist stands in relation to this realism -- is relativism simply incompatible with the. . .

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