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Alvin I. Goldman

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199812875

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812875.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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Reliabilism and Contemporary Epistemology
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Alvin I. Goldman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812875.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses reliabilism, which is a major approach to the central topics in epistemology. It shows that reliabilism offers a wide range of related analyses of evidence, knowledge, and justification. The discussion is concerned with the contemporary setting and twentieth-century background of reliabilism. It examines the concept of process reliabilism, which is considered as a heretical doctrine. The rest of the chapter provides a detailed discussion of the following chapters.

Keywords:   reliabilism, epistemology, process reliabilism, heretical doctrine, evidence, justification, knowledge

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