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Introduction

Alvin I. Goldman

in Reliabilism and Contemporary Epistemology

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199812875
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933150 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812875.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses reliabilism, which is a major approach to the central topics in epistemology. It shows that reliabilism offers a wide range of related analyses of evidence, knowledge, and justification. The discussion is concerned with the contemporary setting and twentieth-century background of reliabilism. It examines the concept of process reliabilism, which is considered as a heretical doctrine. The rest of the chapter provides a detailed discussion of the following chapters.

Keywords: reliabilism; epistemology; process reliabilism; heretical doctrine; evidence; justification; knowledge

Chapter.  12065 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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