Synthese:1-22 (forthcoming)

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David Papineau
CUNY Graduate Center
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I argue that the concept of knowledge is a relic of a bygone age, erroneously supposed to do no harm. I illustrate this claim by showing how a concern with knowledge distorts the use of statistical evidence in criminal courts, and then generalize the point to show that this concern hampers our enterprises across the board and not only in legal contexts.
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-019-02405-4
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