Knowledge, Coherence, and the good Life: Ethical and Epistemological Goods

  • Hazlett, Allan (Principal Investigator)

Project Details


In what way are knowledge and coherence good for people? Is it always better to know than not to know? Is it always better to have coherent beliefs and desires, than to be incoherent? This project explored the conceptual and theoretical foundations of an inquiry into these questions.

Key findings

I argue that true belief is at most sometimes valuable for people, and not valuable per se. And I argue (with Simon Feldman) that the appeal of authenticity does not explain the value of self-knowledge.
Effective start/end date31/07/11 → …


  • British Academy & Learned & Prof Socs: £1,195.00


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