The virtues of epistemic conservatism

@article{McCain2007TheVO,
  title={The virtues of epistemic conservatism},
  author={Kevin McCain},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2007},
  volume={164},
  pages={185-200}
}
Although several important methodologies implicitly assume the truth of epistemic conservatism, the view that holding a belief confers some measure of justification on the belief, recent criticisms have led some to conclude that epistemic conservatism is an implausible view. That conclusion is mistaken. In this article, I propose a new formulation of epistemic conservatism that is not susceptible to the criticisms leveled at earlier formulations of epistemic conservatism. In addition to… CONTINUE READING

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