Book Chapter

Section III: Applications

Karen Jones

The Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology | Routledge | Published : 2019

Abstract

The final section of this Handbook, “Applications,” is an investigation of what we learn when moral epistemology goes “street level;” that is, when we examine relatively specific problems and the epistemic issues they raise. Going street level does not mean going top-down and applying an antecedently established theory of, for example, moral justification to specific problems. Instead, the approach in this section is topic-centered and asks what moral epistemology can learn from thinking carefully about a number of specific topics related to moral knowledge and belief that arise in the course of real life. Topics covered range from those with a long philosophical history, such as the relatio..

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