Elgin on Science, Art and Understanding

Erkenntnis (forthcoming)
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Abstract

Is art epistemically valuable? Catherine Z. Elgin answers this question in the affirmative. She argues for the epistemic value of art on the basis of her innovative epistemological theory, in which the focus is shifted from knowledge and truth to a non-factive account of understanding. After an exposition and critique of her view, as she develops it in her most recent book “True Enough”, I will build on some of her ideas in order to strengthen her account.

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Jochen Briesen
Universität Konstanz

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