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Epistemic circularity and the problem of cheap credit


Meylan, Anne (2011). Epistemic circularity and the problem of cheap credit. Philosophical Papers, 40(3):327-340.

Abstract

This article raises a worry concerning Ernest Sosa's way of solving the problem of epistemic circularity. Sosa's solution to the problem of epistemic circularity relies on the following claim of sufficiency: for S to deserve to be credited for his true belief, it is sufficient that his belief is, in a sense to be made clear, ‘apt’. I argue that this solution undersells the notion of credit. I present three kinds of cases in which the attribution of credit to a believer requires more than the possession of apt beliefs and I defend these cases against possible misinterpretations

Abstract

This article raises a worry concerning Ernest Sosa's way of solving the problem of epistemic circularity. Sosa's solution to the problem of epistemic circularity relies on the following claim of sufficiency: for S to deserve to be credited for his true belief, it is sufficient that his belief is, in a sense to be made clear, ‘apt’. I argue that this solution undersells the notion of credit. I present three kinds of cases in which the attribution of credit to a believer requires more than the possession of apt beliefs and I defend these cases against possible misinterpretations

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Philosophy
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:29 Aug 2018 14:41
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 01:52
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0556-8641
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/05568641.2011.634243

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