Article first published online: 2 FEB 2012
© 2012 The Author. Philosophy Compass © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 118–126, February 2012
How to Cite
Chrisman, M. (2012), Epistemic Expressivism. Philosophy Compass, 7: 118–126. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2011.00465.x
- Issue published online: 2 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 2 FEB 2012
Epistemic expressivism is the application of a nexus of ideas, which is prominent in ethical theory (more specifically, metaethics), to parallel issues in epistemological theory (more specifically, metaepistemology). Here, in order to help those new to the debate come to grips with epistemic expressivism and recent discussions of it, I first briefly present this nexus of ideas as it occurs in ethical expressivism. Then, I explain why and how some philosophers have sought to extend it to a version of epistemic expressivism. Finally, I consider a number of objections and replies with the aim of giving the reader the tools needed to begin to evaluate the promise and prospects of epistemic expressivism.