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The Good and the True$
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Michael Morris

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198239444

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.001.0001

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Intrinsic Assessability

Intrinsic Assessability

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(p.182) 10 Intrinsic Assessability
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The Good and the True
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Michael Morris

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0011

This chapter defines intrinsic assessability and discusses non-arbitrary assessability. An account of intrinsic assessability is expected to yield an account of knowledge which will be helpful to the analysis of knowledge. Someone who knows something must be right. That is what makes knowledge worth having and experts worth consulting. And that deceptively simple truth is what every analysis of knowledge aims to capture. Intrinsic assessability requires that an appropriate non-accidentally response must be non-accidentally right for the right sort of reason. This chapter includes discussion on: the basic requirements of intrinsic assessability; an analysis of knowledge; non-accidental correctness; epistemological internalism; the right sort of reason; and a structure that non-arbitrary assessability requires.

Keywords:   intrinsic assessability, non-arbitrary assessability, analysis of knowledge, non-accidental response, right sort of reason

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