Episteme 19 (2):220-230 (2022)

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Tsung-Hsing Ho
National Chung Cheng University
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Selim Berker argues that epistemic consequentialism is pervasive in epistemology and that epistemic consequentialism is structurally flawed. is incorrect, however. I distinguish between epistemic consequentialism and epistemic instrumentalism and argue that most putative consequentialists should be considered instrumentalists. I also identify the structural problem of epistemic consequentialism Berker attempts to pinpoint and show that epistemic instrumentalism does not have the consequentialist problem.
Keywords Epistemic Consequentialism  Epistemic Instrumentalism  Epistemic Teleology  Epistemic Justification
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DOI 10.1017/epi.2020.20
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