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evidentialism


Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


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E pistemology A theory about epistemic justification . It claims that a belief or a doxastic attitude toward proposition P is epistemologically justified for a person S at the time t if and only if this belief fits the evidence S has at t, and the evidence S possesses is certainly well supported epistemologically and is properly arrived at. The position is implicit in the philosophy of Chisholm and is explicitly expressed by Feldman and Conee. The major problem it faces is to provide a satisfactory account of the relations between experience and introspective or perceptual belief. “What we call evidentialism is the view that the epistemic justification of a belief is determined by the quality of the believer's evidence for the belief.” Feldman and Conee, “Evidentialism,” Philosophical Studies 48 ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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