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Two Purposes of Arguing and Two Epistemic Projects

Martin Davies

in Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199267989
eISBN:
9780191708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267989.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter borrows what Frank Jackson says about propounding arguments, a phenomenon in the dialectical domain, and transposes it to the epistemological domain. It seeks to clarify the notion of ... More


When Warrant Transmits *

James Pryor

in Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge: Themes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199278053
eISBN:
9780191745386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278053.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter takes issue with Wright’s diagnosis of Moore’s Proof of an external world. Wright maintains that the Proof exhibits a failure of transmitting warrant from the premise to the conclusion. ... More


Replies Part IV: Warrant Transmission and Entitlement: Zalabardo, Pryor, Coliva, and Williams

Crispin Wright

in Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge: Themes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199278053
eISBN:
9780191745386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278053.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Finally, the fourth reply here contains Wright's replies to Zalabardo, Pryor, Coliva, and Williams and expresses his most recent thinking on the architecture of empirical warrants, the notion of ... More


Easy Knowledge, Transmission Failure, and Empiricism

Ram Neta

in Oxford Studies in Epistemology Volume 4

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672707
eISBN:
9780191751905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672707.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This paper discusses a particular epistemological puzzle that is a version of what has sometimes been called “the problem of easy knowledge.” It begins by spelling out what the problem is. It is then ... More


Closure and Moorean Reasoning

Michael Blome-Tillmann

in Knowledge and Presuppositions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199686087
eISBN:
9780191766046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686087.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter offers an account of our intuitions concerning the phenomenon of (apparent) transmission failure. More specifically, the account offered combines Crispin Wright’s notion of epistemic ... More


Acquisition in multilingual settings: Implications for explanations of change

Meisel Jurgen M., Elsig Martin, and Rinke Esther

in Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter investigates whether multilingual acquisition is more likely to trigger structural change than monolingual development. Research on bilingual acquisition reveals that this is not the ... More


The child as the locus and agent of grammatical change

Meisel Jurgen M., Elsig Martin, and Rinke Esther

in Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Grammatical change has been claimed to happen in the course of transmission of grammatical knowledge from one generation to the next. The locus of change is thus the language learning child, and ... More


Moderatism, Transmission Failures, Closure, and Humean Scepticism*

Annalisa Coliva

in Scepticism and Perceptual Justification

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199658343
eISBN:
9780191760983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658343.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter an intermediate position between Jim Pryor’s liberal conception of the architecture of empirical warrants and Crispin Wright’s conservative view is presented. The main tenets of such ... More


Epistemic Circularity and Virtuous Coherence

Ram Neta

in Performance Epistemology: Foundations and Applications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198746942
eISBN:
9780191809156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746942.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the final chapter of Knowing Full Well, Ernest Sosa argues that his virtue epistemology can solve the problem of epistemic circularity. This chapter argues that his solution is unsuccessful, ... More


The Moore Conditionals

John Gibbons

in The Norm of Belief

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199673391
eISBN:
9780191751684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673391.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 10 solves the puzzle by providing a subjectivist account of the objectivist intuitions. Seeing knowledge or truth as optional extras in any particular case would be Moore paradoxical, and so ... More


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