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Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy

Luck: Its Nature and Significance for Human Knowledge and Agency

Authors: COFFMAN, E.J.

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As thinkers in the market for knowledge and agents aspiring to morally responsible action, we are inevitably subject to luck. This book presents a comprehensive new theory of luck in light of a critical appraisal of the literature's leading accounts, then brings this new theory to bear on issues in the theory of knowledge and philosophy of action.

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E.J. Coffman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA. He works primarily in epistemology and philosophy of action. He has recently published papers in these areas in Philosophical Issues, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophers' Imprint, Philosophical Studies, Synthese, Philosophical Explorations, and Journal of Philosophical Research.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Lucky Events: The Current Debate and a New Proposal

    Pages 1-24

    Coffman, E. J.

  • What Is a Stroke of Luck? Enriching the Strokes Account

    Pages 25-48

    Coffman, E. J.

  • Knowledge and Luck I: Gettiered Belief and the Ease of Mistake Approach

    Pages 49-67

    Coffman, E. J.

  • Knowledge and Luck II: Three More Approaches to Gettiered Belief

    Pages 68-96

    Coffman, E. J.

  • Freedom, Responsibility, and Luck I: The Possibility of Moral Responsibility and Literal Arguments for the Proximal Determination Requirement

    Pages 97-128

    Coffman, E. J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Luck: Its Nature and Significance for Human Knowledge and Agency
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32610-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137326102
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32609-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45965-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 202
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