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Epistemology Seminar: Falbo on Inquiry

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Discussion session on “Inquiring Minds Want to Improve” by Arianna Falbo


Much of the recent work on epistemology of inquiry defends two related theses. First, inquiry into a question rationally prohibits believing an answer to that question. Second, knowledge is the aim of inquiry. I develop a series of cases which indicate that inquiry is not as narrow as these views suggest. These cases can be accommodated if we take a broader approach and understand inquiry as aiming at epistemic improvement, described more generally. This approach captures a wider range of inquiring phenomena because it accounts for forms of epistemic improvement that fall short of, or go beyond, coming to know the answer to a question.


April 18
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Edgecliffe G03