Synthese 194 (5):1487-1502 (2017)

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Christoph Kelp
University of Glasgow
Mona Simion
University of Glasgow
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This paper offers a novel account of the value of knowledge. The account is novel insofar as it advocates a shift in focus from the value of individual items of knowledge to the value of the commodity of knowledge. It is argued that the commodity of knowledge is valuable in at least two ways: in a wide range of areas, knowledge is our way of being in cognitive contact with the world and for us the good life is a life rich enough in knowledge.
Keywords Epistemology  Value of knowledge  Meno problem
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0938-3
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