Epistemic Pluralism: From Systems to Stances

Jonardon Ganeri

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Drawing on insights from the epistemological work of the Jaina philosophers of classical India, I argue in defense of epistemic pluralism, the view that there are different but equally valid ways of knowing the world. The version of epistemic pluralism I defend is stance pluralism, a pluralism about epistemic stances or perspectives, understood to be policies or stratagems of knowing. I reject the view that the correct way to characterize epistemic pluralism is as consisting in a pluralism about epistemic systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of the American Philosophical Association
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019



  • epistemic pluralism
  • Jaina philosophy
  • Paul Boghossian
  • stance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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