By Sven Bernecker
Designed for readers who've had very little publicity to modern thought of data, Reading Epistemology brings jointly twelve very important and influential writings at the topic.
- Presents twelve influential items of writing representing contrasting perspectives on every one of six center issues in epistemology.
- Each bankruptcy comprises an creation to the subject, introductions to the authors, vast commentaries at the texts, questions for debate and an annotated bibliography.
- Includes writings from Robert Nozick, Ernest Sosa, Laurence BonJour, and Fred Dretske.
- Encourages readers to have interaction with the texts and to imagine for themselves.
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So S's visually induced beliefs would count as justified even if S were a young child or a higher animal such as a dog. This is still only a rough sketch of process reliabilism. In order to make it more precise we would need to take into consideration the suitability of the belief-forming process. Just as there is no method which is useful for everything, the reliability of belief-formation processes is restricted to certain areas or subject matters. So, even though S's perceptual vision is highly reliable, it doesn't allow him to decide, say, whether the piano is playing in G major or G minor.
Unlike some traditional approaches, I do not try to prescribe standards for justification that differ from, or improve upon, our ordinary standards. , 'Cartesian', accounts. Many epistemologists have been interested in justification because of its presumed close relationship to knowledge. This relationship is intended to be preserved in the conception of justified belief presented here. In previous papers on knowledge, 1 I have denied that justification is necessary for . knowing, but there I had in mind 'Cartesian' accounts of justification.
Something is internal to one's mind so long as one is aware of it or could be aware of it merely by reflecting. Beliefs are the sort of thing that are internal to the mind. Internalists therefore hold that it is the subject's other beliefs which are relevant to the question of whether he is justified in believing that p. , the idea that when one is justified in holding a belief, one has fulfilled one's epistemic duties and obligations in forming that belief. The epistemic duties arise from the goal of believing what is true and not believing what is false.