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Immediate Justification and Process Reliabilism

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/9780199812875.003.0003
Immediate Justification and Process Reliabilism

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This chapter examines the ability to solve long-standing epistemological problems. It introduces the concept of foundationalism, which is a classical approach to the structure of justification. It shows that foundationalism conceives of a layer of justified beliefs that can be found at the bottom of an inferential hierarchy. The chapter also compares process reliabilism and immediate justification.

Keywords: immediate justification; epistemological problems; foundationalism; structure of justification; inferential hierarchy; justified beliefs; process reliabilism

Chapter.  8045 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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