EXRE Weekly Colloquium: Claire Field - The Value of Incoherence

Breite Öffentlichkeit Vortrag
08.05.2024 17:15 - 19:00
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I argue that level-incoherence has distinctive epistemic value in a specific set of epistemic environments: those in which it is easy to acquire justified false beliefs about normative requirements of epistemic rationality. I argue that in these environments level-incoherence is the rationally dominant strategy. Nevertheless, the idea that level-incoherence is always irrational has proved resilient. I evaluate three candidate explanations for the intuitive pull of level-coherence requirements of rationality, only one of which is the traditional view that epistemic level-coherence is a requirement of rationality. I argue that, instead, level-incoherence is a defeasible reason to undertake further inquiry and reexamine one’s beliefs, and this can explain why it has often been mistaken for a requirement of epistemic rationality.

Wann? 08.05.2024 17:15 - 19:00

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Wo? MIS 04 MIS04 4112 (Salle Jaeggi)
Avenue de l'Europe 20
1700 Fribourg
Vortragende Dr Claire Field, University of Zürich
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