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Probabilistic Knowledge

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2018.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sarah Moss, Probabilistic Knowledge, Oxford University Press, 2018, 268pp., $54.00  (hbk), ISBN 9780198792154. Reviewed by Kenny Easwaran, Texas A&M University This is a work in epistemology focused on the issues of contextualism and pragmatic encroachment. This is also a work in philosophy of language focused on the semantics of epistemic modals and indicative conditionals. On Moss's view, many problems in all four of these areas can be addressed if we dethrone the "proposition" as the supposed object of belief, assertion, and knowledge, and replace it instead with "probabilistic content". While there are connections to issues in formal epistemology (and formal epistemologists will certainly want to read at least a few sections of this book, if not the whole thing), it is knowledge and language that take center stage. A "probabilistic content", for Moss, is a... Read More

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