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Evidentialism and Its Discontents

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Few concepts have been considered as essential to the theory of knowledge and rational belief as that of evidence. The simplest theory which accounts for this is evidentialism, the view that epistemic justification for belief--the kind of justification typically taken to be required for knowledge--is determined solely by considerations pertaining to one's evidence. In this ...more
Hardcover, 335 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 25th 2011)
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Clayton Littlejohn
Nov 06, 2013 Clayton Littlejohn rated it really liked it
Why four stars rather than five? I thought that most of the papers in this collection were excellent, but I was really disappointed by Conee and Feldman's responses to their critics. The responses were often dismissive and involved a lot of 'bullet missing'. If I were scoring the debate, I'd say this:

* Dougherty's arguments for propositionalism were completely convincing. Conee and Feldman's response struck me as implausible, desperate, and (unfortunately) rhetorical.

* Goldman's challenge real
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