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Epistemic authority : a theory of trust, authority, and autonomy in belief

Author: Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford [i pozostałe] : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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In this book Zagzebski gives an extended argument that the self-reflective person is committed to belief on authority. Epistemic authority is compatible with autonomy, but epistemic self-reliance is  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199936472 0199936471 9780190278267 0190278269
OCLC Number: 1084573284
Description: XIII, [1], 279, [1] strona ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1 The rejection of epistemic authority ; 1. Authority, equality, and self-reliance in the epistemic realm ; 2. The epistemological case for epistemic self-reliance ; 2.1 Mistrust of taking beliefs from others ; 2.2 Self-reliance and the nature of knowledge: Plato and Locke ; 2.3 Self-reliance and Cartesian doubt ; 3. The case from ethics: self-reliance and autonomy ; 4. Authority and autonomy in the intellectual domain ; 5. The value of reflective self-consciousness ; Chapter 2 Epistemic self-trust ; 1. The natural authority of the self ; 2. The natural desire for truth and the pre-reflective self ; 3. The desire for truth and the reflective self ; 4. Self-trust and the alternatives ; 5. The conscientious believer and the nature of reasons ; Chapter 3 Epistemic trust in others ; 1. Epistemic egoism ; 2. The need for trust in others ; 2.1. Why epistemic egoism is unreasonable ; 2.2. Epistemic egocentrism ; 3. Trust in others and the two kinds of reasons ; 3.1 The distinction between deliberative and theoretical reasons ; 3.2 The two kinds of reasons and parity between self and others ; 4. Epistemic universalism and common consent arguments ; Chapter 4 Trust in emotions ; 1. The rational inescapability of emotional self-trust ; 2. Trustworthy and untrustworthy emotions ; 3. Admiration and trust in exemplars ; 4. Trust in the emotions of others ; 5. Expanding the range of trust ; Chapter 5 Trust and epistemic authority ; 1. Authority in the realm of belief ; 2. The contours of epistemic authority: the principles of Joseph Raz ; 3. Pre-emption and evidence ; 4. The value of truth vs. the value of self-reliance ; Chapter 6 The authority of testimony ; 1. Conscientious testimony ; 2. Testimony and deliberative vs. theoretical reasons ; 3. Principles of the authority of testimony ; 4. Testimony as evidence and the authority of testimony ; 5. The parallel between epistemic and practical authority ; Chapter 7 Epistemic authority in communities ; 1. Epistemic authority and the limits of the political model ; 2. Authority in small communities ; 2.1 Justifying authority in small communities ; 2.2 Justifying epistemic authority in small communities ; 3. Communal epistemic authority ; 4. The epistemology of imperfection ; Chapter 8 Moral authority ; 1. The prima facie case for moral epistemic authority ; 2. Skepticism about moral authority ; 2.1 Skepticism about moral truth ; 2.2 Moral egalitarianism ; 2.3 Autonomy ; 3. Moral authority and the limits of testimony ; 3.1 Emotion and moral belief ; 3.2 Moral authority and understanding ; 4. Communal moral authority and conscience ; Chapter 9 Religious authority ; 1. Religious epistemic egoism ; 2. Religious epistemic universalism ; 3. Believing divine testimony ; 3.1 Faith and believing persons ; 3.2 Models of revelation ; 4. Conscientious belief and religious authority ; Chapter 10 Trust and disagreement ; 1. The antinomy of reasonable disagreement ; 2. Disagreement and deliberative vs. theoretical reasons ; 3. Self-trust and resolving disagreement ; 4. Communal epistemic egoism and disagreement between communities ; Chapter 11 Autonomy ; 1. The autonomous self ; 1.1 The norm of conscientious self-reflection ; 1.2 Autonomy from the inside and the outside ; 2. Attacks on the possibility of autonomy: Debunking self-trust ; 3. Epistemic authority from the outside ; 4. Self-fulfillment ; Bibliography ; Index
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