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Patrick Rysiew – Practical Bases, Binding Norms, Constitutive Aims

November 30, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Le GRIN aura prochainement son quatrième atelier annuel, offert par Patrick Rysiew (University of Victoria). Sa présentation s’intitule Practical Bases, Binding Norms, Constitutive Aims.

The GRIN is pleased have its fourth annual workshop, with Patrick Rysiew (University of Victoria). The title of his talk is Practical Bases, Binding Norms, Constitutive Aims.

Date: 11 décembre 2015, 10:00 – 12:00
Salle/room: H-1220 (12e étage, Henry F. Hall Building, U. Concordia, métro Guy-Concordia)

Résumé/abstract: This paper considers Hilary Kornblith’s (1993, 2002) suggestion that epistemic norms have “a practical basis”. I argue that Kornblith’s view withstands many of the objections that have been made against it, and that it constitutes an improvement over certain other views that seek to ground epistemic normativity in considerations of value. But it doesn’t do everything: while they may be an essential part of the story, practical considerations alone don’t fully explain epistemic norms and their basis. In addition, Kornblith’s proposal requires, and seems to presume, ideas associated with accounts often thought to be competitors to the kind of view Kornblith endorses. However, while this may show that Kornblith’s view is incomplete, it doesn’t show that it’s incorrect. This, because Kornblith’s approach and the idea (for example) that belief as such is governed by certain norms needn’t be competing; in fact, they may be interestingly complementary.

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