This book collects cutting edge essays on epistemic agency and related topics by distinguished senior contributors to epistemology, as well as rising figures in the field. The assembly of scholars is impressive, as is reflected by the quality and range of their contributions.
Series Editors Ernest Sosa is Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers, and has published extensively in epistemology, metaphysics, and other areas. Enrique Villanueva is a member of the Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas at UNAM, and has published in the philosophy of mind. Guest Editor Baron Reed is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at Northwestern University, and his main areas of interest are epistemology (scepticism) and the history of epistemology.
1. Knowledge and Action Pyrrhonian Skepticism and Human Agency ERNEST SOSA 1 Skeptical Challenges and Knowing Action STEPHEN HETHERINGTON 18 Fallibilism, Epistemic Possibility, and Epistemic Agency BARON REED 40 2. Agency and Responsibility Rational Ought Implies Can RALPH WEDGWOOD 70 Obsessive Thoughts and Inner Voices LUCY O BRIEN 93 The Possibility of Epistemic Responsibility MIGUEL'ANGEL FERNANDEZ 109 Epistemic Responsibility and Doxastic Agency CONOR MCHUGH 132 Is Epistemic Agency Possible? PASCAL ENGEL 158 Epistemic Agency: Some Doubts KIERAN SETIYA 179 Can Virtue Epistemology Capitalize on JTB s Appeal? E. J. COFFMAN 199 3. Intellectual Virtues In Defense of Reflection VALERIE TIBERIUS 223 Intellectual Autonomy LINDA ZAGZEBSKI 244 A Neo-Stoic Approach to Epistemic Agency SARAH WRIGHT 262 Why We Cannot Rely On Ourselves for Epistemic Improvement KRISTOFFER AHLSTROM-VIJ 276 4. Reasoning and Epistemic Norms Scope for Rational Autonomy MARK SCHROEDER 297 Why We Reason the Way We Do NISHI SHAH 311 Cognitive Diversity and Epistemic Norms JESSICA BROWN 326 Epistemic Commitments, Epistemic Agency and Practical Reasons MICHAEL P. LYNCH 343 The Rejection of Epistemic Consequentialism SELIM BERKER 363 What Is an Inference? RAM NETA 388 Errata 408