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EPISTEMIC MERIT , INTRINSIC AND INSTRUMENTAL *

@inproceedings{Johnsen2007EPISTEMICM,
  title={EPISTEMIC MERIT , INTRINSIC AND INSTRUMENTAL *},
  author={B. Johnsen and H. Putnam and Robert Shope},
  year={2007}
}
Philosophers today are deeply divided by issues of a kind that can be described as "metaepistemological" -issues concerning the concepts and methodology appropriate for a philosophical investigation of human knowledge. In thinking about some of these controversial issues it seems to me helpful to draw a distinction between two kinds of epistemic merit intrinsic and instrumental. There are many things that can possess epistemic merit: educational practices, methods of scientific inquiry, moral… CONTINUE READING
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