By H. Matthiessen

ISBN-10: 1137414979

ISBN-13: 9781137414977

In Epistemic Entitlement. the proper to Believe Hannes Ole Matthiessen develops a social externalist account of epistemic entitlement and perceptual wisdom. the elemental suggestion is that optimistic epistemic prestige will be understood as a selected type of epistemic right, that is a correct to think. given that rights have outcomes for a way others are required to regard the bearer of the correct, they must be publicly available. the writer consequently means that epistemic entitlement can plausibly be conceptualized as a standing that's grounded in a publicly observable perceptual state of affairs, instead of in a perceptual adventure as present theories of epistemic entitlement country.
 
It is then argued that any such social externalist account of entitlement, during which the perceiver's epistemic standpoint turns into correct basically within the remarkable case where an entitlement is challenged, can however do justice to our significant intuitions approximately first-personal epistemic phenomenology.

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I suggest that the second option is more attractive for Dretske, since it leaves the essence of his account of knowledge and entitlement intact. Knowledge can be understood as information-caused (and, hence, true) belief, and entitlement can be understood as a right to believe that that accrues to all believers who do not believe in an epistemically irresponsible manner – as long as these two things are understood as logically independent of each other. It may still be true that most cases of knowledge are cases of entitlement, and vice versa, but the two statuses are not logically connected.

Or he could accept that it is possible to have knowledge without entitlement. That would amount to saying that knowledge is not sufficient for entitlement. I suggest that the second option is more attractive for Dretske, since it leaves the essence of his account of knowledge and entitlement intact. Knowledge can be understood as information-caused (and, hence, true) belief, and entitlement can be understood as a right to believe that that accrues to all believers who do not believe in an epistemically irresponsible manner – as long as these two things are understood as logically independent of each other.

As a result, knowledge somehow loses its status as the primary or even the only proper subject of epistemology. The most valuable epistemic status The Right to Believe 27 would seem to be one that consists in the conjunction of knowledge and entitlement. 2 Against over-intellectualization: Tyler Burge Next I will discuss Tyler Burge’s conception of epistemic entitlement, first discussed in his 1993 paper ‘Content Preservation’. Burge’s motivation for introducing entitlement as a form of warrant is his discontent with some of the alleged consequences of epistemological internalism and externalism.

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