Epistemic Values and Epistemic Viewpoints

  • Robert Keim
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 4)


Chisholm suggests that the understanding and interpretation of various epistemic expressions may be best achieved by taking as a primitive a relation that is essentially evaluative in character. In Perceiving he bases his account on the relation of being-more-worthy-of-belief. Elsewhere, the relation of being-more-reasonable-than and the relation of beingepistemically-preferable-to are chosen.1 We undertake here a similar project. Our choice of such a primitive relation will turn out to be only slightly different from Chisholm’s, and this difference arises from our attempt here to provide a somewhat more general account of epistemic expressions than the ones Chisholm provides.


Modal Logic Logical Truth Propositional Knowledge Doxastic Attitude Doxastic State 
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