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Epistemic Consequentialism

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2018.12.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij and Jeffrey Dunn (eds.), Epistemic Consequentialism, Oxford University Press, 2018, 335pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198779681. Reviewed by Brian Talbot, University of Colorado, Boulder The book is an anthology of previously unpublished papers about whether epistemic norms can be explained in terms of epistemic value, and if so, which epistemic norms, which epistemic values, and how the explanation would work. Overall, I found the book engaging and fruitful. It shows that now is an exciting time to be an epistemologist. The papers contribute to a number of important debates and point towards further needed debates. Who is the book for? A significant chunk is or engages with "formal" epistemology, and eight chapters out of thirteen have some formalisms in them. But almost all will be of interest to both "traditional" and formal epistemologists, and... Read More

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