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The case for probabilistic knowledge

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops and defends the thesis that we can know probabilistic contents. It is argued that we can get probabilistic knowledge in all the same ways that we get propositional knowledge, ... More


Skepticism

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Accepting probabilistic knowledge gives rise to a difficult puzzle: how can Smith know that it is at least .6 likely that Jones smokes, when he is happy to admit that there is a significant chance ... More


Transformative Experience and the Knowledge Norms for Action: Moss on Paul’s Challenge to Decision Theory

Richard Pettigrew

in Becoming Someone New: Essays on Transformative Experience, Choice, and Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198823735
eISBN:
9780191862519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823735.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, Richard Pettigrew continues his defense of the Fine-Graining Response to L. A. Paul’s critique of decision theory, arguing that it meets a new challenge from Sarah Moss’s ... More


Factivity

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

It is natural to wonder whether we might use traditional notions of epistemic possibility or evidential probability to address the case for probabilistic knowledge in chapter 5, without embracing the ... More


Knowledge and belief

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter uses probabilistic knowledge to defend compelling positions in contemporary epistemological debates. The chapter starts by developing a knowledge norm for probabilistic belief and ... More


Knowledge and action

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops and defends two probabilistic knowledge norms of action. The first is a knowledge norm for reasons, namely that you may treat a probabilistic content as a reason for action if ... More


Do We Know Enough to Make Decisions This Way?

Richard Pettigrew

in Choosing for Changing Selves

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198814962
eISBN:
9780191852800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814962.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers two related arguments that, if successful, tell against the Aggregate Utility Solution to the problem of choosing for changing selves. The first is due to L. A. Paul (2014), ... More


Knowledge and persons

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter applies probabilistic knowledge to problems in legal and moral philosophy. It is argued that legal standards of proof require factfinders to know probabilistic contents. For instance, ... More


The Argument from Luck: The Role of Descriptions

Peter Baumann

in Epistemic Contextualism: A Defense

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198754312
eISBN:
9780191815980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754312.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues against the very common view that knowledge excludes epistemic luck of a certain interesting and relevant type. This view turns out to be just another dogma of epistemology in ... More


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