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Warrant: The Current Debate

Alvin Plantinga

Abstract

In this book and in its sequels, Warrant and Proper Function and Warranted Christian Belief, I examine the nature of epistemic warrant, that quantity, enough of which distinguishes knowledge from mere true belief. Contemporary epistemologists seldom focus attention on the nature of warrant; and when they do, they display deplorable diversity: some claim that what turns true belief into knowledge is a matter of epistemic dutifulness, others that it goes by coherence, and still others that it is conferred by reliability. I shall argue that none of these claims is correct, and (in Warrant and Pro ... More

Keywords: BonJour, Chisholm, coherentism, epistemology, externalism, foundationalism, Goldman, internalism, knowledge, reliabilism, warrant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195078626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195078624.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alvin Plantinga, author
University of Notre Dame
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