This book puts forward an ethic, a foundation for our values. The ethic goes beyond what can be derived from the facts of nature, without being supernatural. It makes our values as strong a guide to action as our science, but it does not reduce our values to scientific facts.
The ethic is that the serious pursuit of our chosen projects is a…[Read more]
This book is about the thinking in which we engage when we reflectively decide what to do, and when we reflectively reach conclusions as to the correct answers to questions. Some philosophers separate our choices of action from our adoptions of belief, on the ground that we have choices as to what to do, but no choice as to what to believe. I…[Read more]
This book is about claims that experts make in various academic disciplines, and about how features of disciplines should affect our confidence in the correctness of those claims. Our field of study is work in the full range of disciplines, covering mathematics, the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.
Disciplines differ…[Read more]
This book investigates the epistemology of claims that are made within historical accounts. It proposes an epistemic standard for historical claims that offer to make sense of events, states of affairs or ways of life. Claims may for example state that certain events led to other events or that in certain circumstances, certain developments were…[Read more]