HOW TO BE A FALLIBILIST

@article{Cohen1988HOWTB,
  title={HOW TO BE A FALLIBILIST},
  author={S. Cohen},
  journal={Philosophical Perspectives},
  year={1988},
  volume={2},
  pages={91}
}
  • S. Cohen
  • Published 1988
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Perspectives
The acceptance of fallibilism in epistemology is virtually universal. Any theory of knowledge that endorses the principle that S knows q on the basis of reason r only if r entails q, is doomed to a skeptical conclusion. Fallibilist theories reject this entailment principle thereby avoiding this immediate skeptical result. The acceptance of fallibilism derives from the widely held view that what we seek in constructing a theory of knowledge is an account that squares with our strong intuition… Expand
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