Knowledge pp 128-150 | Cite as

Understanding and the Value of Knowledge

  • Duncan Pritchard
Part of the Palgrave Philosophy Today book series (PPT)


It is widely held that knowledge is of distinctive value. Presumably, this is the reason why knowledge — and not, say, justified true belief — has been the principal focus of generations of epistemological theorising. Understanding just why knowledge is distinctively valuable, however, has proved elusive and this has led some to question whether it is distinctively valuable at all. Call this the value problem.


True Belief Cognitive Achievement Epistemic Luck Cognitive Success Radical Scepticism 
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© Duncan Pritchard 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Duncan Pritchard
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  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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