Epistemic entitlement and the leaching problem

  title={Epistemic entitlement and the leaching problem},
  author={Aidan Mcglynn},
Crispin Wright has explored and defended the proposal that we are rational in accepting certain ‘cornerstone’ propositions that play an epistemically foundational role on the basis of non-evidential warrants—entitlements—rather than on the basis of evidential justifications. One of the principal objections to this proposal, formulated by Wright himself, is the leaching problem. Put metaphorically, the problem is that it’s hard to see how a superstructure of justified belief and knowledge could… CONTINUE READING