Analytic Philosophy 62 (3):235-251 (2021)

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Marc-Kevin Daoust
École de Technologie Supérieure
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Epistemically immodest agents take their own epistemic standards to be among the most truth-conducive ones available to them. Many philosophers have argued that immodesty is epistemically required of agents, notably because being modest entails a problematic kind of incoherence or self-distrust. In this paper, I argue that modesty is epistemically permitted in some social contexts. I focus on social contexts where agents with limited cognitive capacities cooperate with each other (like juries).
Keywords Condorcet's Jury Theorem  Immodesty  epistemic labor  fallibilism  social epistemology
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DOI 10.1111/phib.12194
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Structural Rationality and the Property of Coherence.Marc-Kevin Daoust - forthcoming - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.

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