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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Jessica (Jessica Anne)
dc.contributor.advisorMcGrath, Matthew
dc.contributor.advisorWeatherson, Brian
dc.contributor.advisorMulgan, Tim
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Lewis Dylan
dc.description.abstractInquiring—roughly, the attempt to answer a question—is one of the most common intellectual undertakings. This thesis is comprised of a set of four essays that investigate the epistemology of inquiry. The first essay looks at one key epistemic state with which we end inquiry, viz understanding; the second essay examines collective inquiry; the third essay considers the normative role of curiosity in motivating inquiry; and the fourth essay discusses inquiry in the legal system. These essays will advance our understanding of what motivates inquiry, the mental states involved in inquiring, the sorts of norms that govern inquiry, and what continuities and discontinuities there are between how individuals and various types of collective inquire into different types of question.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subject.lcshInquiry (Theory of knowledge)en
dc.titleThe epistemology of inquiry : individuals, groups & institutionsen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorCarnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotlanden_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US

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