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The Justification of Introspective Beliefs

Richard Feldman

in Evidentialism

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780199253722
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601361 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253722.003.0009
The Justification of Introspective Beliefs

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Addresses an important challenge to any evidentialist view of the justification that conscious states provide. The challenge strongly suggests that something other than evidence plays a central role in epistemic justification, something like reliability or intellectual virtue. It is argued that nothing beyond evidence is needed.

Keywords: basic beliefs; classical foundationalism; introspection; phenomenal concepts; problem of the speckled hen; safety of beliefs; Ernest Sosa; virtuous beliefs

Chapter.  8627 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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