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Epistemology normalized

Abstract:

We offer a general framework for theorizing about the structure of knowledge and belief in terms of the comparative normality of situations compatible with one’s evidence. The guiding idea is that, if a possibility is sufficiently less normal than one’s actual situation, then one can know that that possibility does not obtain. This explains how people can have inductive knowledge that goes beyond what is strictly entailed by their evidence. We motivate the framework by showing how it illumina...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1215/00318108-10123787

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4437-8211
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Journal:
Philosophical Review More from this journal
Volume:
132
Issue:
1
Pages:
89–145
Publication date:
2023-04-26
Acceptance date:
2022-04-29
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EISSN:
1558-1470
ISSN:
0031-8108
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1255328
Local pid:
pubs:1255328
Deposit date:
2022-06-04

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