Philosophy of Cognitive Science (06-02483) Justificationism and Anti-justificationism Handout

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A justification of some statement is an argument which has that statement as its conclusion, but not every such argument is a justification. Consider the argument shown in Fig. 1 (based on one found in Moser’s book Empirical Justification (1985), p. 23). What would make this a justification of the statement, ‘Swimming is going to be dangerous today’? For it… (More)

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