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What Is Justified Belief?

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/9780199812875.003.0002
What Is Justified Belief?

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This chapter studies the original formulation of process reliabilism, which is normally used for justification. It tries to show that the process that leads to the formation or retention of a belief is important to its justificational status, or J-status. The chapter identifies the properties of the belief-causing processes that are responsible for the J-statuses of the output beliefs. The chapter also addresses issues of proper formulation that can help keep the reliability-style conditions from being either too strong or too weak.

Keywords: process reliabilism; original formulation; justificational status; belief-causing process; output beliefs; reliability-style conditions; proper formulation

Chapter.  10721 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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