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Williamson on Knowledge and Evidence

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/9780199812875.003.0008
Williamson on Knowledge and Evidence

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This chapter serves as a critical examination of Williamson's theories of knowledge and evidence. It argues that certain details of the theory are less successful than those of similar theories that have been previously defended. It notes that Williamson may have made a mistake in downplaying the process element in process reliabilism (PR). The chapter also discusses evidence, and shows that Williamson holds that a person's body of evidence is the only thing he/she knows.

Keywords: theories of knowledge and evidence; Williamson; process element; process reliabilism; evidence; body of evidence

Chapter.  10379 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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