Empirical Justification

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'Moser's Empirical Justification is an original and rigorously argued book. It subjects externalist epistemological theories to some of the most far-reaching criticism they have yet received, and it systematically develops an alternative theory significant in its own right.'
Robert Audi, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
'The book makes an original contribution to the contemporary interest in theories of justification - not just because it presents very interesting and quite well-grounded criticisms of many of the current views, but because in developing his own account of intuitionistic foundationalism, Moser has presented a view which will, no doubt, receive much attention.'
Prof. P. Klein, Rutgers University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027720429
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/28/1985
  • Series: Philosophical Studies Series , #34
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

I: Justification and the Regress Problem.- 1. Justification and Truth.- 2. Justification and Probability.- 3. Justification and Knowledge.- 4. The Epistemic Regress Problem.- II: Epistemic Contextualism: Justification Via the Unjustified.- 1. Contextualism and Scientific Justification.- 2. Contextualism Without a Scientific Community.- 3. Contextualism and Skepticism.- 4. The Inadequacy of Contextualism.- III: Epistemic Coherentism: “Circles” of Justification.- 1. Negative Coherentism.- 2. Positive Coherentism.- 2.1. Explanatory Coherentism.- 2.2. Coherentism and the Isolation Objection.- 2.3. Subjective Coherentism.- 3. The Inadequacy of Coherentism.- IV. Epistemic Foundationalism (I): Infinite Regresses, Externalism, and Reliabilism.- 1. Infinite Regresses of Justification.- 2. Epistemic Foundationalism.- 2.1. Epistemic Ascent Arguments.- 2.2. Epistemic Externalism.- 2.3. Internalism and Reliabilism.- 3. Concluding Remarks.- V: Epistemic Foundationalism (II): Epistemic Intuitionism.- 1. Intuitionism and Immediate Justification.- 1.1. Chisholm’s Intuitionism.- 1.2. Lewis’ Intuitionism.- 1.3. Infallibility and Indubitability.- 1.4. Justification via Intuitions.- 1.5. Objectless Intuitions.- 1.6. Apprehensions and Immediate Justification.- 2. Justifying Nonfoundational Observation Beliefs.- 2.1. Phenomenalist Deductivism.- 2.2. Critical Cognitivism.- 2.3. Explanatory Justification.- 3. General Summary and Conclusion.- VI. Epilogue: The epistemic and the Rational.- 1. Rational Conflicts.- 2. Three Kinds of Rationality.- 3. All-Things-Considered Rationality.- Select Bibliography.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.

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