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Evidentialism: Essays in Epistemology

Earl Conee and Richard Feldman

Abstract

The essays in this book defend evidentialism. This is the view that whether a person is epistemically justified in believing a proposition is determined entirely by the person's evidence. Fundamentally, it is a supervenience thesis according to which facts about whether or not a person is epistemically justified in believing a proposition supervene on facts describing the evidence that person has. According to evidentialism, epistemic evaluations are distinct from moral and prudential evaluations of believing, and epistemically justified beliefs may fail to be morally or prudentially valuable. ... More

Keywords: evidence, externalism, internalism, justification, knowledge, reliabilism, skepticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199253722.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Earl Conee, author
Department of Philosophy University of Rochester NY
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Richard Feldman, author
Department of Philosophy University of Rochester NY
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