How Much is at Stake for the Pragmatic Encroacher

Oxford Studies in Epistemology 6 (2019)
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Abstract

“Pragmatic encroachers” about knowledge generally advocate two ideas: (1) you can rationally act on what you know; (2) knowledge is harder to achieve when more is at stake. Charity Anderson and John Hawthorne have recently argued that these two ideas may not fit together so well. I extend their argument by working out what “high stakes” would have to mean for the two ideas to line up, using decision theory.

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Jeffrey Sanford Russell
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