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  • noun Plural form of reliabilist.


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  • If this is right, then this opens up the possibility that agent-reliabilists can evade the value problem that Zagzebski identifies for pure reliabilists.

    The Value of Knowledge

  • Therefore, reliabilists reject mentalist internalism.


  • Many reliabilists, too, would say that the experiences mentioned in the previous paragraph matter.


  • (If reliabilists admit that there are epistemic support facts, then they too must account for their status.)

    Naturalized Epistemology

  • So expressed, the moral of the problem seems to be that where reliabilists go awry is by treating the value of the process as being solely captured by the reliability of the process ” i.e., its tendency to produce the desired effect.

    The Value of Knowledge

  • However, in response to such examples, reliabilists typically seek to accommodate the intuition that such a subject is not justified in maintaining her reliably-arrived-at beliefs in the face of her evidence, and they seek to modify the simple reliabilist account to allow for this (See, e.g.,


  • Hence reliabilists reject access internalism as well. [


  • For example, if reliability could suitably be indexed to the subject's environment, reliabilists could say that Henry's belief is not justified because in his environment, vision is not reliable when it comes to discerning barns from barn-facades. [



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