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By Duncan Pritchard

one of many key meant "platitudes" of latest epistemology is the declare that wisdom excludes good fortune. you'll be able to see the allure of the sort of declare, in that wisdom is whatever that you can actually take credits for--it is an success of sorts--and but success undermines actual success. the matter, besides the fact that, is that success appears an all-pervasive characteristic of our epistemic businesses, which tempts us to imagine that both scepticism is right and that we do not comprehend greatly, in any other case that good fortune is suitable with wisdom finally.

In this ebook, Duncan Pritchard argues that we don't have to choose from those austere choices, due to the fact a better exam of what's serious about the inspiration of epistemic success unearths sorts of good fortune which are suitable with wisdom ownership and forms that are not. furthermore, Pritchard exhibits extra nuanced figuring out of the connection among good fortune and data can solid mild on the various such a lot crucial issues in modern epistemology. those issues contain: the externalism/internalism contrast; advantage epistemology; the matter of scepticism; metaepistemological scepticism; modal epistemology; and the matter of ethical good fortune.

All epistemologists might want to come to phrases with Pritchard's unique and incisive contribution.

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