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The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations

ISBN : 9780199655151

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Author: 
Duncan Pritchard; Alan Millar; Adrian Haddock
Pages
288 Pages
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Paperback
Size
157 x 234 mm
Pub date
May 2012
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This volume comprises three distinct investigations into the relationship between the nature and the value of knowledge. Each is written by one of the authors in consultation with the other two. 'Knowledge and Understanding' (by Duncan Pritchard) critically examines virtue-theoretic responses to the problem of the value of knowledge, and argues that the finally valuable cognitive state is not knowledge but understanding. 'Knowledge and Recognition' (by Alan Millar) develops an account of knowledge in which the idea of a recognitional ability plays a prominent role, and argues that this account enables us better to understand knowledge and its value. 'Knowledge and Action' (by Adrian Haddock) argues for an account of knowledge and justification which explains why knowledge is valuable, and enables us to make sense of the knowledge we have of our intentional actions.

Index: 

PART I: KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1. The Value Problem for Knowledge
2. Knowledge and Final Value
3. Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology
4. Understanding
PART II: KNOWLEDGE AND RECOGNITION
5. Knowledge in Recent Epistemology: Some Problems
6. Perceptual Knowledge and Recognitional Abilities
7. Knowledge from Indicators
8. The Social Transmission of Knowledge
PART III: KNOWLEDGE AND ACTION
9. Knowledge and Justification
10. Second-Order Knowledge
11. Knowledge of Action
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About the author: 

Duncan Pritchard is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. His work is mainly in the area of epistemology, in which he has published widely. His books include Epistemic Luck (Oxford University Press, 2005), What is this Thing Called Knowledge? (Routledge, 2006), and Knowledge (Palgrave, 2009). ; Alan Millar has taught philosophy for many years, and is now a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling. He is the author of Reasons and Experience (Oxford University Press, 1991), Understanding People: Normativity and Rationalizing Explanation (Oxford University Press, 2004), and articles mainly in the philosophy of mind and the theory of knowledge. ; Adrian Haddock is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Stirling. He has published essays on action, knowledge, and idealism.

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