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(2014) Epistemic relativism, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Epistemic absolutism that can accommodate the relativist's intuition

Markus Seidel

pp. 192-211

By investigating the argument from underdetermination and the argu- ment from norm-circularity and by showing that both arguments do not provide reasons for subscribing to epistemic relativism I have shown that we have no reason to subscribe to epistemic relativism. If we follow the setting of the discussion between the epistemic relativist and the epistemic absolutist that I pointed to in Section — namely that relativism and absolutism are the only possible alternatives in play once we ask the question of the status of correctness of epistemic norms — then, we are led to conclude, we should be epistemic absolutists. However, it might be objected that my treatment of the question of epistemic relativism was only negative — what then is my own proposal?

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DOI: 10.1057/9781137377890_5

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Seidel, M. (2014). Epistemic absolutism that can accommodate the relativist's intuition, in Epistemic relativism, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 192-211.

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