Epistemic Paternalism

A Defence

  • Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij
    Pages 1-5
  3. Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij
    Pages 39-64
  4. Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij
    Pages 113-136
  5. Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij
    Pages 137-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 180-194

About this book


Any attempt to help us reason in more accurate ways faces a problem: While we acknowledge that others stand to benefit from intellectual advice, each and every one of us tends to consider ourselves an exception, on account of overconfidence. The solution? Accept a form of epistemic paternalism.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137313171
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34511-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31317-1
  • About this book