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    A defence of Epistemic Consequentialism

    Ahlstrom-Vij, Kristoffer and Dunn, J. (2014) A defence of Epistemic Consequentialism. Philosophical Quarterly 64 (257), pp. 541-551. ISSN 1467-9213.

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    Abstract

    Epistemic consequentialists maintain that the epistemically right (e.g., the justified) is to be understood in terms of conduciveness to the epistemic good (e.g., true belief). Given the wide variety of epistemological approaches that assume some form of epistemic consequentialism, and the controversies surrounding consequentialism in ethics, it is surprising that epistemic consequentialism remains largely uncontested. However, in a recent paper, Selim Berker has provided arguments that allegedly lead to a ?rejection? of epistemic consequentialism. In the present paper, it is shown that reliabilism—the most prominent form of epistemic consequentialism, and one of Berker?s main targets—survives Berker?s arguments unscathed.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): epistemic consequentialism, reliabilism, epistemic goods
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 08:30
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 07:02
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20129

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