No epistemic norm for action

Simion, M. (2018) No epistemic norm for action. American Philosophical Quarterly, 55(3), pp. 231-238.

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Abstract

One central debate in recent literature on epistemic normativity concerns the epistemic norm for action. This paper argues that this debate is afflicted by a category mistake: strictly speaking, there is no such thing as an epistemic norm for action. To this effect, I introduce a distinction between epistemic norms and norms with epistemic content; I argue that, while it is plausible that norms of the latter type will govern action in general, epistemic norms will only govern actions characteristically associated with delivering epistemic goods.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simion, Professor Mona
Authors: Simion, M.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Research Group:Cogito
Journal Name:American Philosophical Quarterly
Publisher:University of Illinois Press
ISSN:0003-0481
ISSN (Online):2152-1123
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
First Published:First published in American Philosophical Quarterly 55(3): 231-238
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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