Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 January 2008

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780199230433

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

Knowledge and Practical Interests

Jason Stanley

A Clarendon Press Publication

Lines of Thought

Jason Stanley presents a startling and provocative claim about knowledge: that whether or not someone knows a proposition at a given time is in part determined by his or her practical interests, i.e. by how much is at stake for that person at that time. In defending this thesis, Stanley introduces readers to a number of strategies for resolving philosophical paradox, making the book essential not just for specialists in epistemology but for all philosophers interested in philosophical methodology. Since a number of his strategies appeal to linguistic evidence, it will be of great interest to linguists as well.

Also of Interest