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Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy

Metaepistemology

Realism and Anti-Realism

Editors: Kyriacou, Christos, McKenna, Robin (Eds.)

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  • Offers the first dedicated study on the core metaepistemological subject of epistemic ontology
  • Brings together a wide range of different philosophical perspectives on epistemic ontology, ranging from the traditional to the more novel
  • Represents and advances the debate in the emerging field of metaepistemology in interesting, new and hitherto under-explored directions
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This book contains twelve chapters by leading and up-and-coming philosophers on metaepistemology, that is, on the nature, existence and authority of epistemic facts. One of the central divides in metaepistemology is between epistemic realists and epistemic anti-realists. Epistemic realists think that epistemic facts (such as the fact that you ought to believe what your evidence supports) exist independently of human judgements and practices, and that they have authority over our judgements and practices. Epistemic anti-realists think that, if epistemic facts exist at all, they are grounded in human judgements and practices, and gain any authority they have from our judgements and practices. This book considers both epistemic realist and anti-realist perspectives, as well as perspectives that 'transcend' the realism/anti-realism dichotomy. As such, it constitutes the 'state of the art' with regard to metaepistemology, and will shape the debate in years to come.

About the authors

Christos Kyriacou is a Lecturer at the University of Cyprus and has received his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His main interests lie in epistemology, metaethics and their intersection. He has published articles in Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Philosophical Psychology, Philosophical Papers, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Journal of Philosophical Research, Journal of Value Inquiry, Philosophia as well as in volumes dealing with issues in metaepistemology (Metaepistemology, eds. C.McHugh, J.Way and D.Whiting, forthcoming, co-authored with T.Cuneo) and epistemic normativity (Epistemic Reasons, Norms and Goals, eds. M.Grajner and P.Schmechtig, 2016). He has also written the ‘Metaepistemology’ entry for Oxford Bibliographies Online in Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Robin McKenna is a postdoctoral researcher on the Emergence of Relativism project at the University of Vienna, Austria. Before coming to Vienna, he worked at the University of Geneva. His research is principally in epistemology and philosophy of language, though he has also done work in metaethics and is increasingly interested in the philosophy of science. He is currently working on a book that argues that knowledge is a social status. He has published articles in American Philosophical Quarterly, Analysis, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly  and Synthese.  

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metaepistemology
Book Subtitle
Realism and Anti-Realism
Editors
  • Christos Kyriacou
  • Robin McKenna
Series Title
Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93369-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93369-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93368-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 314
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