Are There Any Epistemic Consequentialists?

Episteme 19 (2):220-230 (2022)
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Selim Berker argues that epistemic consequentialism is pervasive in epistemology and that epistemic consequentialism is structurally flawed. is incorrect, however. I distinguish between epistemic consequentialism and epistemic instrumentalism and argue that most putative consequentialists should be considered instrumentalists. I also identify the structural problem of epistemic consequentialism Berker attempts to pinpoint and show that epistemic instrumentalism does not have the consequentialist problem.

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Tsung-Hsing Ho (何宗興)
National Chung Cheng University


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