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2019.04.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Conor McHugh, Jonathan Way, and Daniel Whiting (eds.), Metaepistemology, Oxford University Press, 2018, 216pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198805366. Reviewed by Brian Hedden, University of Sydney Metaepistemology is an exciting field that seems to have undergone rapid and accelerating growth in the past few years. The arrival of this timely anthology of original essays, along with another soon-to-be published anthology (Kyriacou and McKenna 2019), further solidifies the importance of this field. As the name suggests, metaepistemology stands to epistemology as metaethics stands to ethics. It concerns questions about the nature of epistemic facts and judgments and the roles they play in our agency. Like metaethics, metaepistemology is a broad field. I think we can distinguish at least three strands of research in the field. The first strand focuses on the debate over realism and anti-realism in epistemology. The second strand tries... Read More

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