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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 291–293.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Paul Draper Schellenberg J. L. , The Will to Imagine: A Justification of Skeptical Religion . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2009 . xv +267 pp . © 2012 by Cornell University 2012 BOOK REVIEWS Frederick C. Beiser, Diotima’s Children...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (2): 251–255.
Published: 01 April 2006
...Jennifer Nagel Albert Casullo, A Priori Justification . New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xiii + 249 pp. Cornell University 2006 BOOK REVIEWS Christopher Peacocke, The Realm of Reason. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. x + 284 pp. At any given...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 67–94.
Published: 01 January 2002
...) Evidence, Pragmatics, and Justification Jeremy Fantl and Matthew McGrath Train Case 1. You’re at Back Bay Station in Boston preparing to take the commuter rail to Providence. You’re going to see friends. It will be a relaxing vacation. You’ve been in a rather...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (3): 435–437.
Published: 01 July 2004
...Michael Bergmann Laurence BonJour and Ernest Sosa, Epistemic Justification: Internalism vs. Externalism, Foundations vs. Virtues. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003. Pp. vii, 240. Cornell University 2004 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 395–431.
Published: 01 July 2020
... by, systems of social oppression. In such cases, the article suggests, the externalistic view that justification is in part a matter of worldly relations, rather than the internalistic view that justification is solely a matter of how things stand from the agent’s individual perspective, becomes the more...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (3): 395–425.
Published: 01 July 2013
... (or propositional justification) and well-groundedness (or doxastic justification). The discussion focuses on conciliatory views, according to which peer disagreements require you to significantly revise your view or to suspend judgment. The article argues that for a wide range of conceptions of evidential support...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 497–529.
Published: 01 October 2010
... that these deductions are instances of transmission failure. That is, they argue that these deductions cannot transmit justification to their conclusions. This essay contends, however, that the notoriety of these deductions is undeserved. Its strategy is to clarify, attack, defend, and apply. The essay clarifies what...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 January 2021
...John Hawthorne; Maria Lasonen-Aarnio The main aims in this article are to discuss and criticize the core thesis of a position that has become known as phenomenal conservatism . According to this thesis, its seeming to one that p provides enough justification for a belief in p to be prima facie...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 341–396.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Jennifer Lackey This essay raises new objections to the two dominant approaches to understanding the justification of group beliefs— inflationary views, where groups are treated as entities that can float freely from the epistemic status of their members’ beliefs, and deflationary views, where...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 1–51.
Published: 01 January 2020
... for the latter to secure in a principled way. Section 2 presents Epistemic Kantianism. Section 3 argues that it is uniquely poised to satisfy the desiderata set out in section 1 on an ideal theory of epistemic justification. Section 4 gives three further arguments, suggesting that it (1) best explains...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 July 2012
...: it sets the bar for coherence too high and places certain cases of self-doubt on the wrong side of the divide. Given that the suppositional test is unsatisfactory, we are left without any justification for discriminating between Diachronic DBAs and ought to reject them all—including the DBA...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 323–348.
Published: 01 July 2008
... and abstinence. Hence no such principle provides a justification for condemning zygotic abortion while condoning abstinence or contraception. Cornell University 2008 xxx pr08-001 June 10, 2008 13:21 The Egg and I: Conception...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 463–509.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., perception and hallucination alike.) Justified hallucination beliefs are possible even on the kind of reliabilist view that withholds justification from demon-world victims. On the other hand, however, I would understand something like Macbeth's dagger experience as originating in conceptual...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 605–609.
Published: 01 October 2021
... for the view Smithies calls Accessibilism: epistemic justification is luminously accessible in the sense that, necessarily, you’re always in a position to know which doxastic attitudes you have epistemic justification to hold at any given time. Supposing this view is true, then how does it relate to Phenomenal...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 456–459.
Published: 01 July 2000
... such criticisms by arguing that the relevant processes that fix beliefs must be a lawlike relation to truths. Firth worries that the proposal would render the agent’s current justification dependent upon future out- comes. I expect that the reliabilist would respond with a levels distinction...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 353–392.
Published: 01 July 2015
... the chief is justified in taking the detective's word for it that it was Plum. Nevertheless, we can say something about the kinds of factors on which the justification of their beliefs depends. Consider first the detective. When he initially concludes that it was Professor Plum who committed the murder...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 225–240.
Published: 01 April 2009
... is a claim about epistemic justification. Epistemic justi- fication is contrasted with pragmatic justification. The intuitive idea is that the epistemic justification for a belief is constituted by evidence forthe truth of that belief—it is a consideration that counts in favor of that I would like...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 251–298.
Published: 01 April 2020
... is more justified in her belief. The implicit rules that store her expertise and guide her belief formation confer additional justification due to her more extensive experience. To continue the comparison in the other direction, a third aspiring but still unlicensed pilot, with minimal experience...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 179–217.
Published: 01 April 2019
...? propositions? mental states? Etc.). Although the present article will attempt to remain neutral on their ontology, I will write as if reasons for which have propositional content (e.g., I will speak of an agent's justification for believing such reasons), but my arguments could be reframed to avoid...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 323–326.
Published: 01 April 2021
... justification was the least exciting part of the course. This wasn't particularly surprising to me, since the literature on justification is a bit stagnant. It can mostly be characterized by internalists going back and forth about foundationalism and coherentism and externalists producing ever more complicated...