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Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy

Epistemic Pluralism

Editors: Coliva, Annalisa, Jang Lee Linding Pedersen, Nikolaj (Eds.)

  • Is the first edited collection solely focussed on epistemic pluralism
  • Investigates connections between epistemic pluralism and other epistemological paradigms
  • Shows how epistemic pluralism will serve to reconfigure many debates in epistemology
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About this book

This book examines epistemic pluralism, a brand new area of research in epistemology with dramatic implications for the discipline. Challenging traditional assumptions about the nature of justification, an expert team of contributors explores pluralism about justification, with compelling first-order results – including analysis of the various requisites one might want to impose on the notion of justification (and therefore of knowledge) and why. It is shown why a long-lasting dispute within epistemology about the nature of justification has reached a stalemate and how embracing a different overarching outlook might lead to progress and aid better appreciation of the relationship between the various epistemic projects scholars have been pursuing.

With close connections to the idea of epistemic relativism, and with specific applications to various areas of contemporary epistemology (such as the debate over epistemic norms of action and assertion, epistemic peers' disagreement, self-knowledge and the status of philosophical disputes about ontology) this fascinating new volume is essential reading for scholars, researchers and advanced students in the discipline.

About the authors

Annalisa Coliva is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, US. She has published widely on the subjects of epistemology, philosophy of mind and languages and the history of analytic philosophy and is the originator of the concept of ‘hinge epistemology’. Her most recent books include The Varieties of Self-Knowledge (2016) and Extended Rationality: A Hinge Epistemology (2015).

Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen is Associate Professor at the Underwood International College, South Korea. The founding Director of the Veritas Research Center and the UIC Research Institute, his research interests include epistemology, truth, metaphysics, and philosophy of logic. His work is due to appear in the upcoming Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology and he is currently co-editing a book entitled Epistemic Entitlement with Peter Graham.

Reviews

“The collection features an impressive plurality of perspectives on epistemic pluralism. Its chapters range from broad meta-epistemological issues to detailed case-studies concerning pluralism about particular epistemic phenomena. As a whole, the collection will help to ensure that monist presuppositions that characterize much of contemporary epistemology be critically evaluated.” (Mikkel Gerken, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

“The idea that there are different ways to know is a classic—and in my view, correct—philosophical viewpoint. But while it has played a background role in the thinking of many thinkers, it is rarely discussed as a topic of research in its own right. This important collection of new work by leading epistemologists corrects that oversight, and brings epistemic pluralism into rightful focus, demonstrating why the idea that there are different kinds of knowledge is both more attractive—and more challenging to defend—than previously thought.” (Michael Patrick Lynch, Professor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut., USA)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65460-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65459-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Epistemic Pluralism
Editors
  • Annalisa Coliva
  • Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen
Series Title
Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65460-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65460-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65459-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 347
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