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By John Turri, Peter D. Klein

ISBN-10: 0199609594

ISBN-13: 9780199609598

Infinitism is an old view in epistemology concerning the constitution of information and epistemic justification, in accordance with which there are not any foundational purposes for trust. The view hasn't ever been renowned, and is usually linked to skepticism, yet after languishing for hundreds of years it has lately all started a resurgence. Ad Infinitum provides new paintings at the subject by means of major epistemologists. They shed new mild on infinitism's special strengths and weaknesses, and deal with questions, new and previous, approximately its account of justification, reasoning, epistemic accountability, confrontation, and belief, between different very important concerns. the quantity clarifies the connection among infinitism and different epistemological perspectives, reminiscent of skepticism, coherentism, foundationalism and contextualism, and it deals novel views at the metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics of regresses and purposes.

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Instead of having command of the issue, he, as it were, has commanded it. And sometimes, it even seems appropriate for people not only to stick to their guns, but to positively go down with the ship—to defend positions deemed refuted, if only so that the very best versions of views, in the end, are those taken to be false. 29) responses to the going critical questions, but being able to follow, or even better, direct, further critical discussion on the issue. What follows is a brief rebuttal to the case against gradability.

I will agree that the expression in (c) is odd, but oddness isn’t yet a case against gradability. For sure, (c1) would be odd. Instead (c2) fits better with those, and once we’ve clarified the matter we can see that it’s not all too odd to say of John that he may have known the bank was open, but he could have known it better. Stanley holds that the following are, again, “odd” (2005: 39–40): (d) Hannah knows better than Frank that she is poor, (e) John knows that Bush is President better than Mary does, and (f) John knows that Bush is President better than Bill knows Clinton is a Democrat.

They felt impelled to know better. She’s not capable of that kind of perspective on her commitments. Once we do that, well, it’s hard to turn it off. It’s not skepticism, but it’s nevertheless, something very, very close. 126: 191–217. 38: 578–90. 22: 571–84. 6: 71–87. 27 (4): 379–87. New York: Routledge. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield. 68: 161–5. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

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