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Bayesian epistemology
‘Bayesian epistemology’ became an epistemological movement in the 20 century, though its two main features can be traced back to the eponymous Reverend Thomas Bayes (c. 1701–61). Those two featuresExpand
What Is the Problem of Coherence and Truth
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Reliabilism and the Value of Knowledge
It is a widely accepted doctrine in epistemology that knowledge has greater value than mere true belief. But although epistemologists regularly pay homage to this doctrine, evidence for it is shaky.Expand
A Simulation Approach to Veritistic Social Epistemology
In a seminal book, Alvin I. Goldman outlines a theory for how to evaluate social practices with respect to their “veritistic value”, i.e., their tendency to promote the acquisition of true beliefsExpand
Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification
1. Introduction PART I: DOES COHERENCE IMPLY TRUTH? 2. Coherence, truth, and testimony 3. C. I. Lewis's radical justification of memory 4. Laurence BonJour's radical justification of belief 5. C. A.Expand
A Bayesian Simulation Model of Group Deliberation and Polarization
This chapter describes a simulation environment for epistemic interaction based on a Bayesian model called Laputa. An interpretation of the model is proposed under which the exchanges taking placeExpand
Gettier and the method of explication: a 60 year old solution to a 50 year old problem
I challenge a cornerstone of the Gettier debate: that a proposed analysis of the concept of knowledge is inadequate unless it entails that people don’t know in Gettier cases. I do so from theExpand
Reliabilism, Stability, and the Value of Knowledge
Kxnowledge, as Plato was the first to point out, is more valuable than mere true belief.' Any account of knowledge that failed to make room for this common-sense observa tion would be defective.Expand
ABSTRACTThe standard way of representing an epistemic state in formal philosophy is in terms of a set of sentences, corresponding to the agent’s beliefs, and an ordering of those sentences,Expand