Journal of Philosophy of Education 54 (3):492-506 (2020)

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Alessia Marabini
University of Aberdeen
Luca Moretti
University of Aberdeen
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Philosophers have claimed that education aims at fostering disparate epistemic goals. In this paper we focus on an important segment of this debate involving conversation between Alvin Goldman and Harvey Siegel. Goldman claims that education is essentially aimed at producing true beliefs. Siegel contends that education is essentially aimed at fostering both true beliefs and, independently, critical thinking and rational belief. Although we find Siegel’s position intuitively more plausible than Goldman’s, we also find Siegel’s defence of it wanting. We suggest novel argumentative strategies that draw on Siegel’s own arguments but look to us more promising.
Keywords epistemic aims of education  epistemic aims  epistemic rationality  critical thinking  testimony  Alvin Goldman  Harvey Siegel
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DOI 10.1111/1467-9752.12398
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