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Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Volume 10, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2003

Linda Zagzebski
Pages 113-117
DOI: 10.5840/pcw200310227

Epistemic Trust

The value of epistemic trust has been neglected, as Townsley rightly observes, but I think a virtue epistemology of the kind! endorse is well suited to provide a framework for understanding it. The Cassandra of Greek legend illustrates the complex relationships among epistemic and non-epistemic goods, as welt as the fragility of knowledge. I think her case leads us to a more radical conclusion than the one Townsley proposes.