Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106289
Title:
Collective Epistemic Goals
Author:
Fallis, Don
Citation:
Collective Epistemic Goals 2007, 21(3) Social Epistemology
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Social Epistemology
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106289
Submitted date:
2007-11-21
Abstract:
We all pursue epistemic goals as individuals. But we also pursue collective epistemic goals. In the case of many groups to which we belong, we want each member of the group--and sometimes even the group itself--to have as many true beliefs as possible and as few false beliefs as possible. In this paper, I respond to the main objections to the very idea of such collective epistemic goals. Furthermore, I describe the various ways that our collective epistemic goals can come into conflict with each other. And I argue that we must appeal to pragmatic considerations in order to resolve such conflicts.
Type:
Journal Article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Philosophy; Epistemology; Social Epistemology
Local subject classification:
collectives; epistemic goals; distribution of knowledge; group belief

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFallis, Donen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-21T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:43:52Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-11-21en_US
dc.identifier.citationCollective Epistemic Goals 2007, 21(3) Social Epistemologyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106289-
dc.description.abstractWe all pursue epistemic goals as individuals. But we also pursue collective epistemic goals. In the case of many groups to which we belong, we want each member of the group--and sometimes even the group itself--to have as many true beliefs as possible and as few false beliefs as possible. In this paper, I respond to the main objections to the very idea of such collective epistemic goals. Furthermore, I describe the various ways that our collective epistemic goals can come into conflict with each other. And I argue that we must appeal to pragmatic considerations in order to resolve such conflicts.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectEpistemologyen_US
dc.subjectSocial Epistemologyen_US
dc.subject.othercollectivesen_US
dc.subject.otherepistemic goalsen_US
dc.subject.otherdistribution of knowledgeen_US
dc.subject.othergroup beliefen_US
dc.titleCollective Epistemic Goalsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (On-line/Unpaginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalSocial Epistemologyen_US
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