Emmalon Davis
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Novelty—the value of saying something new—appears to be a good-making feature of a philosophical contribution. Beyond this, however, novelty functions as a metric of success. This paper challenges the presumption and expectation that a successful philosophical contribution will be a novel one. As I show, the pursuit of novelty is neither as desirable nor as feasible as it might initially seem.
Keywords novelty  genius  progress  epistemic trespassing  ethics of work
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2022.2048402
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