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Tracking over the Rivals

Sherrilyn Roush

in Tracking Truth

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199274734
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603228 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199274738.003.0004
Tracking over the Rivals

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This chapter argues that the new tracking view is superior to externalist rivals: process reliabilism, the safety view, and the relevant alternatives view. This is because of the generality problem, and treatments of reflective knowledge, lottery propositions, direction of fit with the world, the power property, and knowledge of logical and other necessary truths. A new view of logical truth is introduced, which is in keeping with the tracking view that knowledge is a matter of responsiveness to the way the world is.

Keywords: sensitivity; safety; relevant alternatives; lottery; logical truth; necessary truth; reflective knowledge; power; direction of fit; responsiveness

Chapter.  19732 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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