Zagzebski on Rationality

European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 6 (4):39--46 (2014)
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This paper examines Linda Zagzebski’s account of rationality, as set out in her rich, wide-ranging, and important book, Epistemic Authority: A Theory of Trust, Authority, and Autonomy in Belief. We briefly describe the account that she offers and then consider its plausibility. In particular, in the first section we argue that a number of Zagzebski’s claims with regard to rationality require more support than she offers for them. Moreover, in the second section, we contend that far from offering Zagzebski a quick way of dealing with radical scepticism, her account of rationality actually seems to be particularly vulnerable to this problem.



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Duncan Pritchard
University of California, Irvine
Shane Ryan
City University of Hong Kong

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Sceptical Intuitions.Duncan Pritchard - 2014 - In Booth Anthony Robert & P. Rowbottom Darrell (eds.), Intuitions. Oxford University Press.
Epistemic Authority.G. Longworth - 2014 - Analysis 74 (1):157-166.

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