This is the first edited collection entirely dedicated to non-evidentialist epistemology or non-evidentialism—the controversial view that evidence is not required in order for doxastic attitudes to enjoy a positive epistemic status. Belief or acceptance can be epistemically justified, warranted, or rational without evidence. The volume is divided into three section: the first focuses on hinge epistemology, the second offers a critical reflection about evidentialist and non-evidentialist epistemologies, and the third explores extensions of non-evidentialism to the fields of social psychology, psychiatry, and mathematics.
Luca Moretti (Ph.D. in Philosophy, KCL, 2003) is Reader of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. His research areas and interests include general epistemology, epistemology of perception, social epistemology, formal epistemology, philosophy of education, and philosophical logic.
Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen (Ph.D. in Philosophy, Arché Research Centre, University of St. Andrews, 2006) is Professor of Philosophy at Underwood International College, Yonsei University. His research areas and interests include general, epistemology, social and formal epistemology, truth, metaphysics, value theory, and the philosophies of logic and technology.
1 Non-Evidentialist Epistemology: Introduction and Overview Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen and Luca Moretti
part 1: Hinge Epistemology
2 Inescapable Hinges: A Transcendental Hinge Epistemology Luca Zanetti
3 Extended Rationality and Epistemic Relativism Natalie Alana Ashton
4 Hinge Epistemology and Alethic Pluralism Sebastiano Moruzzi
5 Hinges, Radical Skepticism, Relativism and Alethic Pluralism Annalisa Coliva
part 2: Criticisms of Evidentialist and Non-Evidentialist Epistemology
6 Problems for Wright’s Entitlement Theory Luca Moretti
7 Epistemic Entitlement: Intellectual Desires and Epistemic Rationality Junyeol Kim
8 Epistemic Conservatism: A Non-Evidentialist Epistemology? Kevin McCain
9 Weak Non-Evidentialism Tommaso Piazza
part 3: Extensions of Non-Evidentialist Epistemology
10 Radical Scepticism, Stereotypes and the Pragmatist Stance Anne Meylan
11 The Certainties of Delusion Jakob Ohlhorst
12 Cornerstone Epistemology: Scepticism, Mathematics, Non-Evidentialism, Consequentualism, Pluralism Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen
Specialists, post-graduate students and advanced undergraduates who have a background in analytic epistemology and would like to go deeper into recent discussion on non-evidentialist epistemology.