Alan Millar*, Adrian Haddock, Duncan Pritchard

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The themes of the book-the value of knowledge and epistemic appraisal broadly conceived-are introduced in this chapter. The Meno problem is explained and related to the swamping problem as discussed by Jonathan Kvanvig. The stance of virtue epistemologists is outlined. This is followed by a brief discussion of the role of truth in epistemic appraisal. The remainder of the introduction summarises the contributions to the book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEpistemic Value
EditorsAdrian Haddock, Alan Millar, Duncan Pritchard
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780191710827
ISBN (Print)9780199231188
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Epistemic appraisal
  • Kvanvig
  • Meno problem
  • Swamping problem
  • Truth
  • Value of knowledge
  • Virtue epistemology


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