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The Relevant Alternatives Account of Perceptual Knowledge

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemological Disjunctivism

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199557912
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191743290 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.003.0010
The Relevant Alternatives Account of Perceptual Knowledge

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This chapter suggests that the relationship between perceptual knowledge and discrimination fits very neatly with an intuition that is widespread in epistemology, what is referred to as the core relevant alternatives intuition. This intuition states that in order to know a proposition, p, what is required is that one is able to rule out all those not-p alternatives that are (in some sense to be specified) relevant. What is not required is that one is able to rule out the irrelevant alternatives.

Keywords: perceptual knowledge; discrimination; epistemology; core relevant alternatives intuition

Chapter.  917 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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