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Epistemic Reliance and the Extendedness Hypothesis

Sanford C. Goldberg

in Relying on Others

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199593248
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594625 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593248.003.0005
Epistemic Reliance and the Extendedness Hypothesis

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This chapter argues that Process Reliabilists should regard the process by which testimonial beliefs are formed as interpersonal in extent. This ‘extendedness hypothesis,’ it is argued, is a special case of a more general point which Process Reliabilists already endorse. The more general point concerns the nature of epistemic reliance in general, and the connection between epistemic reliance and doxastic justification.

Keywords: testimonial belief; epistemic reliance; reliabilism; justification

Chapter.  9154 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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