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First Things First

Earl Conee

in Evidentialism

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780199253722
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601361 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253722.003.0002
First Things First

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Philosophers have thought that there are insuperable limits to rationally opposing skepticism, to pursuing epistemological investigations without substantial presuppositions, or to explaining knowledge in general. In this chapter, it is argued that there are no such constraints on an evidentialist approach.

Keywords: circularity; evidence; problem of the criterion; reliabilism; Roderick Chisholm; self‐refutation; skepticism; Barry Stroud

Chapter.  11545 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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