Acta Analytica

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 175–194

Expressivism about Knowledge and the Value of Knowledge

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12136-009-0073-1

Cite this article as:
Kappel, K. Acta Anal (2010) 25: 175. doi:10.1007/s12136-009-0073-1

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to state a version of epistemic expressivism regarding knowledge, and to suggest how this expressivism about knowledge explains the value of knowledge. The paper considers how an account of the value of knowledge based on expressivism about knowledge responds to the Meno Problem, the Swamping Problem, and a variety of other questions that pertains to the value of knowledge, and the role of knowledge in our cognitive ecology.

Keywords

Value of knowledgeEpistemic expressivismThe Meno ProblemThe swamping problemThe value problemInquiry

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Philosophy, Department of Media, Cognition and CommunicationUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark