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An Externalist Approach to Epistemic Responsibility

Intellectual Norms and their Application to Epistemic Peer Disagreement

Authors: Robitzsch, Andrea

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  • Provides a novel approach to epistemic responsibility assessment
  • Argues for the epistemic significance of belief-influencing actions and omissions
  • The author grounds his proposal in indirect doxastic control
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This monograph provides a novel reliabilist approach to epistemic responsibility assessment. The author presents unique arguments for the epistemic significance of belief-influencing actions and omissions. She grounds her proposal in indirect doxastic control.

The book consists of four chapters. The first two chapters look at the different ways in which an agent might control the revision, retention, or rejection of her beliefs. They provide a systematic overview of the different approaches to doxastic control and contain a thorough study of reasons-responsive approaches to direct and indirect doxastic control.

The third chapter provides a reliabilist approach to epistemic responsibility assessment which is based on indirect doxastic control.

In the fourth chapter, the author examines epistemic peer disagreement and applies her reliabilist approach to epistemic responsibility assessment to this debate. She argues that the epistemic significance of peer disagreement does not only rely on the way in which an agent should revise her belief in the face of disagreement, it also relies on the way in which an agent should act.

This book deals with questions of meliorative epistemology in general and with questions concerning doxastic responsibility and epistemic responsibility assessment in particular. It will appeal to graduate students and researchers with an interest in epistemology.

About the authors

Andrea Robitzsch is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Osnabrück. She received her PhD from Ruhr University Bochum in 2016. Her research focusses on normative questions in epistemology, especially on questions concerning epistemic justification, epistemic norms, epistemic responsibility and doxastic agency.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19077-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19076-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Externalist Approach to Epistemic Responsibility
Book Subtitle
Intellectual Norms and their Application to Epistemic Peer Disagreement
Authors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
411
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19077-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19077-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19076-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 227
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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