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A Luxury of the Understanding: On the Value of True Belief

Allan Hazlett
Format
Book
Published
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780199674800, 0199674809
Summary
Allan Hazlett challenges the philosophical assumption of the value of true belief. He critiques the view that true belief is better for us than false belief, and the view that truth is 'the aim of belief'. An alternative picture is provided, on which the fact that some people love truth is all there is to 'the value of true belief'.
Contents
  • Two ancient ideas
  • Greatness of mind
  • Partiality and charity
  • True belief as a non-ideal good
  • The problem of the source of epistemic normativity
  • Humean approaches
  • Darwinian approaches
  • Kantian approaches
  • Anti-realism about epistemic normativity
  • Epilogue.
Description
xi, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-296) and index.
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