Chapter

Tracking with Closure

Sherrilyn Roush

in Tracking Truth

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199274734
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603228 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199274738.003.0002
Tracking with Closure

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This chapter formulates the new tracking account of knowledge, in terms of conditional probability rather than counterfactuals. The new view dispenses with relativization to the method of belief formation, and gives knowledge closure via a recursion clause that incorporates a new account of knowledge of implication. This view is defended against charges that the tracking view is too strong.

Keywords: epistemic closure; skepticism; tracking; sensitivity; method; belief; known implication; probability; variation; adherence

Chapter.  23304 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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