No Excuses: Against the Knowledge Norm of Belief

Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):157-166 (2017)
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Abstract

Recently it has been increasingly popular to argue that knowledge is the norm of belief. I present an argument against this view. The argument trades on the epistemic situation of the subject in the bad case. Notably, unlike with other superficially similar arguments against knowledge norms, knowledge normers preferred strategy of appealing to the distinction between permissibility and excusability cannot help them to rebut this argument.

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Nick Hughes
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