Epistemic Consequentialism, Truth Fairies and Worse Fairies

Andow, James (2017) Epistemic Consequentialism, Truth Fairies and Worse Fairies. Philosophia, 45 (3). pp. 987-993. ISSN 0048-3893

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Direct Epistemic Consequentialism faces the Truth Fairy. Indirect Epistemic Consequentialism promises to avoid this issue. But there are worse fairies than the Truth Fairy. There is the Worse Fairy. The case of the Worse Fairy helps demonstrate that epistemic consequentialists who would solve problems like the Truth Fairy by ‘going indirect’ face a dilemma.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: epistemic consequentialism,rationality,truth fairy,worse fairy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 16:30
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 09:18
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66010
DOI: 10.1007/s11406-017-9833-0

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