Immediate Justification and Process Reliabilism

  title={Immediate Justification and Process Reliabilism},
  author={Alvin L. Goldman},
A central issue in contemporary epistemology is whether there is a species of (prima facie) justification that is immediate, direct, basic, or foundational. It is puzzling whether and how immediate justification could arise. This is perhaps the core issue that divides foundationalists from coherentists. An older conception of immediate justification is that some beliefs are capable of self-justification; they don’t need anything else to justify them. This conception of immediate justification… CONTINUE READING