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One alleged advantage of credit theories of knowledge is that they are capable of explaining why knowledge is essentially more valuable than mere true belief. I argue that credit theories in fact provide grounds for denying this claim and therefore are incapable of overcoming the 'value problem' in epistemology. Much of the discussion revolves around the question of whether true belief is always epistemically valuable. I also consider to what extent, if any, my main argument should worry credit theorists.

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This is a post-print of an article accepted for publication in Philosophical Quarterly following peer review. The publisher's version of record is available online at: DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2011.698.x.

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Baehr, Jason. “Credit Theories and the Value of Knowledge.” Philosophical Quarterly 62 (2012): pp. 1-22.

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