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The Factive Turn in Epistemology

The Factive Turn in Epistemology

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Veli Mitova, Duncan Pritchard, Ram Neta, Patrick Rysiew, Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa, Giada Fratantonio, Aidan McGlynn, Mikkel Gerken, Timothy Williamson, Clayton Littlejohn, Maria Alvarez, J. Drake, Daniel Fogal, John Turri
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  • Date Published: April 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107175655

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  • When you believe something for a good reason, your belief is in a position to be justified, rational, responsible, or to count as knowledge. But what is the nature of this thing that can make such a difference? Traditionally, epistemologists thought of epistemic normative notions, such as reasons, in terms of the believer's psychological perspective. Recently, however, many have started thinking of them as factive: good reasons for belief are either facts, veridical experiences, or known propositions. This ground breaking volume reflects major recent developments in thinking about this 'factive turn', and advances the lively debate around it in relation to core epistemological themes including perception, evidence, justification, knowledge, scepticism, rationality, and action. With clear and comprehensive chapters written by leading figures in the field, this book will be essential for students and scholars looking to engage with the state of the art in epistemology.

    • Engages with major recent developments in epistemology: the move away from thinking of reasons for belief as psychological states to thinking of them as facts
    • Explores six core epistemic themes: perception, evidence, justification, knowledge, rationality, and action
    • Presents clearly written essays from leading scholars in the field on a comprehensive range of topics
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    'In 2008, Wayne Riggs suggested that epistemology had taken a value turn. A decade later, Veli Mitova suggests that it has now taken a factive turn. This excellent collection of consistently high quality essays is intended to showcase this recent development. Some contributors seem to be leading the curve, others appear more interested to find out where it leads, others purport to call us back. All have interesting, worthwhile, and novel things to say on one or more of the many issues that arise along the way. The volume as a whole is important reading for anyone with serious interests in epistemology and also, since the issues often intersect with broader concerns, ethics and philosophy of mind.' Daniel Whiting, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107175655
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Introduction: the Factive Turn Veli Mitova
    Part I. Demons, Evidence, Justification:
    1. Epistemological disjunctivism and the biscopic treatment of radical scepticism Duncan Pritchard
    2. Your evidence is the set of facts that are manifest to you Ram Neta
    3. Factivity and evidence Patrick Rysiew
    4. Internalism, factivity, and sufficient reason Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
    5. Reassessing the case against evidential externalism Giada Fratantonio and Aidan McGlynn
    6. The new evil demon and the devil in the details Mikkel Gerken
    Part II. Belief, Knowledge, Action:
    7. Knowledge, action, and the Factive Turn Timothy Williamson
    8. Objectivism and subjectivism in epistemology Clayton Littlejohn
    9. False beliefs and the reasons we don't have Maria Alvarez
    10. Motivating reason to slow the Factive Turn in epistemology J. Drake
    11. Deflationary pluralism about motivating reasons Daniel Fogal
    12. The non-Factive Turn in epistemology: some hypotheses John Turri

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    Veli Mitova, University of Johannesburg
    Veli Mitova is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg, and co-founder of the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. She is the author of Believable Evidence (Cambridge, 2017).


    Veli Mitova, Duncan Pritchard, Ram Neta, Patrick Rysiew, Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa, Giada Fratantonio, Aidan McGlynn, Mikkel Gerken, Timothy Williamson, Clayton Littlejohn, Maria Alvarez, J. Drake, Daniel Fogal, John Turri

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