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Evidentialism and its discontents / edited by Trent Dougherty.

Other author/creatorDougherty, Trent.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoOxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Descriptionxi, 335 pages ; 25 cm
Contents pt. I. Evidentialism and disagreement. Epistemological egoism and agent-centered norms / Michael Huemer -- The rational significance of reflective ascent / Jonathan Kvanvig -- Evidentialism and the paradox of parity / Keith Lehrer -- pt. II. Virtue critiques : evidence and inquiry. From internalist evidentialism to virtue responsibilism / Guy Axtell -- Evidentialism, vice, and virtue / Jason Baehr -- pt. III. Evidentialism and skepticism. Evidentialist anti-skepticism / Matthias Steup -- Evidentialism and the Great Pumpkin objection / Michael Bergmann -- pt. IV. 'Knowledge first.' Questioning evidentialism / Keith DeRose -- Improbable knowing / Timothy Williamson -- pt. V. Concerns about the internalist component. Evidentialism about knowledge / John Greco -- Evidentialism and truth / Richard Fumerton -- pt. VI. Evidence. Evidence / Richard Swinburne -- Making it evident : evidence and evidentness, justification, and belief / Patrick Rysiew -- In defense of propositionalism about evidence / Trent Dougherty -- pt. VII. New syntheses. Evidentialism, internalism, disjunctivism / Duncan Pritchard -- Toward a synthesis of reliabilism and evidentialism? Or : evidentialism's troubles, reliabilism's rescue package / Alvin I. Goldman -- pt. VIII. Replies. Replies / Earl Conee and Richard Feldman.
Abstract "Few concepts have been considered as essential to the theory of knowledge and rational belief as that of evidence. The simplest theory which accounts for this is evidentialism, the view that epistemic justification for belief--the kind of justification typically taken to be required for knowledge--is determined solely by considerations pertaining to one's evidence. In this groundbreaking book, leading epistemologists from across the spectrum challenge and refine evidentialism, sometimes suggesting that it needs to be expanded in quite surprising directions. Following this, the twin pillars of contemporary evidentialism--Earl Conee and Richard Feldman--respond to each essay. This engaging debate covers a vast number of issues, and will illuminate and inform."--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2011284722

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