Having Evidence

Richard Feldman

in Evidentialism

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780199253722
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601361 | DOI:
Having Evidence

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Studies various conceptions of what constitutes a person's evidence. The most inclusive views count as evidence possessed everything that is stored in one's memory. A much more restrictive view, which is defended here, is that the evidence someone has at a time is limited to what the person is thinking of at the time. It is also argued that the problem of explaining what it is to have evidence is not a problem faced by all theories of justification, not evidentialism alone.

Keywords: conscious evidence; current‐state rationality; dispositional knowledge; justification; memory

Chapter.  11035 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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