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Externalism and Armchair Knowledge

Martin Davies

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780199241279
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597107 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241279.003.0016
   Externalism and Armchair Knowledge

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Martin Davies explores a solution to a reductio ad absurdum argument template, one instance of which has the conclusion that we can know the proposition ‘someone has interacted with water’ a priori. Davies argues that there are limitations on the transmission of warrant across a priori entailments, limitations that instances of such an argument template necessarily flout.

Keywords: Martin Davies; entailment; externalism; Reductio ad absurdum; transmission; warrant

Chapter.  15673 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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