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Acquaintance and Skepticism about the Past

Ted Poston

in Intellectual Assurance: Essays on Traditional Epistemic Internalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198719632
eISBN:
9780191788727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719632.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the problem of skepticism about the past within Richard Fumerton’s acquaintance theory of non-inferential justification. Acts of acquaintance occur within the fleeting present. ... More


How Do We Know that We’re Not Brains in Vats?: Toward a Picture of Knowledge

Keith DeRose

in The Appearance of Ignorance: Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context, Volume 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199564477
eISBN:
9780191846021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199564477.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter the contextualist Moorean account of how we know by ordinary standards that we are not brains in vats (BIVs) utilized in Chapter 1 is developed and defended, and the picture of ... More


Phenomenal Conservatism and Religious Experience

Richard Swinburne

in Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198798705
eISBN:
9780191848469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798705.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Phenomenal conservativism in epistemology is a view which endorses the principle of credulity: namely, the principle that every belief with which a person finds himself is a justified belief (one ... More


Phenomenal Explanationism vs Conservatism

Kevin McCain and Luca Moretti

in Appearance and Explanation: Phenomenal Explanationism in Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192896872
eISBN:
9780191919152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896872.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter situates PE within the context of the broader debate between Epistemic Liberalism (which holds, roughly, that it is reasonable to grant that things are the way they appear to be unless ... More


Methodological Conservatism and the Epistemic Condition

Neil Levy (ed.)

in Responsibility: The Epistemic Condition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198779667
eISBN:
9780191824715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779667.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

The claim that agents are morally responsible for actions the wrongness of which they fail to be aware of only if they are responsible for their occurrent ignorance strikes many philosophers as ... More


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