Justification, sociality, and autonomy

@article{Schmitt2004JustificationSA,
  title={Justification, sociality, and autonomy},
  author={Frederick F. Schmitt},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={43-85}
}
Theories of epistemically justified belief have long assumed individualism. In its extreme, or Lockean, form individualism rules out justified belief on testimony by insisting that a subject is justified in believing a proposition only if he or she possesses first-hand justification for it. The skeptical consequences of extreme individualism have led many to adopt a milder version, attributable to Hume, on which a subject is justified in believing a proposition only if he or she is justified in… CONTINUE READING

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