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Warrant: The Current Debate$
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Alvin Plantinga

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780195078626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195078624.001.0001

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Post‐Classical Chisholmian Internalism

Post‐Classical Chisholmian Internalism

(p.47) 3 Post‐Classical Chisholmian Internalism
Warrant: The Current Debate

Alvin Plantinga (Contributor Webpage)

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Some of Roderick Chisholm's more recent work has displayed a conception of warrant (which conception I refer to with the phrase “postclassical Chisholmian internalism”), which differs substantially from his earlier conception of warrant (classical Chisholmian internalism). In this chapter, I explain postclassical Chisholmian internalism and then offer four critical observations about it. First, it is relatively uninformative (telling us little about what warrant is); second, it remains internalist, but loses the principal philosophical motivation for internalism by moving away from deontology. Third, it is not the case (contrary to the postclassical Chisholm) that for a given belief B, there is a set S of evidence bases such that, necessarily, B has warrant for me if and only if it occurs in conjunction with a member of that set S. And, fourth, it is a mistake to suppose that the warrant a belief enjoys for S can be understood as a function solely of the psychological properties S exemplifies.

Keywords:   Chisholm, deontology, evidence base, internalism, warrant

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