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Knowledge and Lotteries

Knowledge and Lotteries( )
Author: Hawthorne, John
ISBN:978-0-19-926955-6
Publication Date:Feb 2004
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $63.59
Book Description:

Knowledge and Lotteries is organized around an epistemological puzzle: in many cases, we seem consistently inclined to deny that we know certain propositions, while crediting ourselves with knowledge of propositions that imply them. In its starkest form, the puzzle is this: we do not think we know that a given lottery ticket will be a loser, yet we normally count ourselves as knowing all sorts of things which entail that its holder will not suddenly acquirea large fortune. After...
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Book Details
Pages:216
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Epistemology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14 x 21 x 2 cm
Book Weight:0.353 Kilograms



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