Armchair luck: Apriority, intellection and epistemic luck [Book Review]

Acta Analytica 22 (1):48-73 (2007)
The paper argues that there is such a thing as luck in acquisition of candidate a priori beliefs and knowledge, and that the possibility of luck in this “armchair” domain shows that definitions of believing by luck that p offered in literature are inadequate, since they mostly rely on the possibility of it being the case that not- p. When p is necessary, such a definition should be supplemented by one pointing to variation in belief, not in the fact believed. Thus the paper suggests a focus upon the agent and her epistemic virtue in the account of epistemic luck in general.
Keywords epistemic luck  a priori knowledge  virtue epistemology  skepticism
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DOI 10.1007/BF02866210
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Ernest Sosa (2003). The Place of Truth in Epistemology. In Linda Zagzebski & Michael DePaul (eds.), Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives From Ethics and Epistemology. New York: Oxford University Press 155-180.

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