Epistemic norms without voluntary control

Noûs 43 (4):599-632 (2009)
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Philippe Chuard
Southern Methodist University
Nicholas Southwood
Australian National University
Abstract
William Alston’s argument against the deontological conception of epistemic justification is a classic—and much debated—piece of contemporary epistemology. At the heart of Alston’s argument, however, lies a very simple mistake which, surprisingly, appears to have gone unnoticed in the vast literature now devoted to the argument. After having shown why some of the standard responses to Alston’s argument don’t work, we elucidate the mistake and offer a hypothesis as to why it has escaped attention.
Keywords epistemic norms  epistemic normativity  normativity  doxastic voluntarism  voluntary control  'ought' implies 'can'
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2009.00721.x
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