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Pragmatic Encroachment in Epistemology

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2018.12.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Brian Kim and Matthew McGrath (eds.), Pragmatic Encroachment in Epistemology, Routledge, 2019, 215pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138051829. Reviewed by Peter Baumann, Swarthmore College According to a traditional view, whether a subject is in an epistemic state like knowledge (justified belief, etc.) depends only on epistemic, truth-related factors like reliability or evidence. According to a relatively recent view, the pragmatic encroachment view, this also depends on non-epistemic, pragmatic factors like what is practically at stake for the subject. If nothing much depends on it for me, I might know that these are not peanuts on my plate; but I might not know this if my health depends on it. This anthology contains new essays on pragmatic encroachment and makes a very good and welcome contribution to current debates. The very informative and substantial introduction by Brian Kim and Matthew... . . .

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