Why knowledge is special

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I argue against Greco's account of the value of knowledge, according to which knowledge is distinctively valuable vis-à-vis that which falls short of knowledge in virtue of its status as an achievement and achievements being finally valuable. Instead, I make the case that virtuous belief is also an achievement. I argue that the nature of knowledge is such that knowledge is finally valuable in a way that virtuous belief is not, precisely because knowledge is not simply a success from ability. The value of knowledge lies in the positive responsiveness of the world to an agent's epistemic virtuousness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-269
Number of pages21
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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