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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Social Expectations and Epistemic Normativity

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2018.10.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sanford C. Goldberg, To the Best of Our Knowledge: Social Expectations and Epistemic Normativity, Oxford University Press, 2018, 277pp. $46.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780198793670. Reviewed by Allan Hazlett, Washington University in St. Louis Suppose that you are riding the bus on the way to buy some tortilla chips. You will have to choose between an expensive bag of organic chips or a cheap bag of non-organic chips. Whatever chips you buy will be consumed by your darling daughter, but any money you save will go to her college fund. You suspect, and are inclined to believe, that non-organic foods are unhealthy. You also know that you could find out whether there is any scientific evidence that non-organic foods are unhealthy, and you could do it right now, because your phone is right here. But your phone also has on it a funny game where you pop soap bubbles with a swordfish, the playing... Read More

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