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L'empiètement pragmatique est-il pragmatiste?

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author SarzanoMelanie,
Project Irrationality
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Klēsis Revue Philosophique
Title of proceedings Klēsis Revue Philosophique


Pragmatic encroachment is a recent epistemological theory according to which knowledge isn't purely epistemic, that is that practical considerations actually play a role in determining whether a subject knows a proposition. In several passages, Pascal Engel mentions that pragmatic encroachment is a pragmatist theory. If by this, he means that defenders of pragmatic encroachment defend the view that it can be rational to believe for practical reasons, he might be mistaken. Defenders of this view actually take themselves to have a traditional conception of the rationality of beliefs. In this article, I examine this idea and argue that pragmatic encroachment doesn't necessarily endorse the kind of pragmatism that Engel seems to suggest.