Epistemic deontology, epistemic trade-offs, and Kant’s formula of humanity

James Andow

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Abstract

An epistemic deontology modelled on Kant's ethics---in particular the humanity formula of the categorical imperative---is a promising alternative to epistemic consequentialism because it can forbid intuitively impermissible epistemic trade-offs which epistemic consequentialism seems doomed to permit and, most importantly, it can do so in a way that is not ad hoc.
Original languageEnglish
Article number47
JournalSynthese
Volume201
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Consequentialism
  • Deontology
  • Epistemic normativity
  • Epistemic trade-offs
  • Epistemology

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