The Generality Problem for Reliabilism

Earl Conee and Richard Feldman

in Evidentialism

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780199253722
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601361 | DOI:
The Generality Problem for Reliabilism

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Argues that reliability approaches to justification are severely defective. They fail even to assert a necessary and sufficient condition for justification, much less a correct condition, if they do not identify the bearers of reliability. They fail to be credible, if they identify bearers of reliability in a way that gives the theory grossly implausible results. We examine assorted attempts to respond to this difficulty and find none with any promise of success.

Keywords: belief forming processes; generality problem; justification; reliabilism

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Subjects: Metaphysics

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