Synthese 193 (10) (2016)

Mona Simion
University of St. Andrews
Mona Simion
University of Glasgow
Recent literature features an increased interest in the sufficiency claim involved in the knowledge norm of assertion. This paper looks at two prominent objections to KNA-Suff, due to Jessica Brown and Jennifer Lackey, and argues that they miss their target due to value-theoretic inaccuracies. It is argued that the intuitive need for more than knowledge in Brown’s high-stakes contexts does not come from the epistemic norm governing assertion, but from further norms stepping in and raising the bar, and Lackey’s purported quality-driven case against KNA-Suff boils down to a quantitative objection. If that is the case, Lackey’s argument will be vulnerable to the same objections as Brown’s
Keywords Knowledge norm  Assertion  Sufficiency  Brown  Lackey
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0914-y
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