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  • noun epistemology Any of a group of related doctrines holding that knowledge or justified belief must be the result of a reliable process


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  • Here we will focus on the most standard version of externalism, namely reliabilism, according to which a belief is justified if it results from a reliable causal process. [

    Epistemological Problems of Perception

  • You need to have a look at externalism and reliabilism in epistemology.

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  • The fundamental idea behind reliabilism is strikingly simple.

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  • To hold otherwise would be very much out of keeping with the spirit of reliabilism.

    Epistemological Problems of Memory

  • Since reliabilism is the most plausible and popular externalism theory, we'll do well to put our focus there.

    Epistemological Problems of Memory

  • Although reliabilism might seem to be particularly suited to accounting for the diachronic aspects of the justification of memory belief, other theories we've looked at are able to accommodate the historical point too.

    Epistemological Problems of Memory

  • I have illustrated the way in which an externalist account of justified belief can exemplify a foundationalist structure by examining one of the most prominent versions of externalism, reliabilism.

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  • In this section, we will discuss foundationalism, coherentism, deontological theories, and reliabilism as well as the relevance of internalist and externalist considerations for the justification of memory belief.

    Epistemological Problems of Memory

  • One answer to this problem takes the same shape as the answer to the generality problem: the problem is not unique to reliabilism, but is shared by many epistemologies.


  • According to process reliabilism, the extra value that knowledge has over true belief must come from the reliability of the process that causes the belief.



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