What is the subject-matter of the theory of epistemic justification?

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The aim of this chapter is to characterize the subject-matter of the theory of epistemic justification, and then to use this characterization to represent the debate between internalism and externalism in the theory of justification. On the view defended, the disagreement between internalism and externalism derives from a difference in explanatory strategy regarding how to characterize the conditions on epistemically proper belief. This construal of the debate enables us to see the disagreement between internalists and externalists as substantial, helps to make sense of other features of the debate, and gives us a new perspective on the commitments of both sides.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEpistemic Evaluation
Subtitle of host publicationPurposeful Epistemology
EditorsDavid K Henderson, John Greco
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780199642632
StatePublished - 2015


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