3-1 - Phil March 1, 2010 Externalism Externalism Replace...

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Phil – March 1, 2010 Externalism Externalism Replace internal, transparent justification with something external, opaque, linked to the world Knowledge = true belief produced by a reliable process Reliable Processes What is a reliable process? It produces mostly true beliefs when used normally, in normal situations Perception Perception is a reliable process We perceive most things accurately o When using our sense organs normally, in normal situations So accurate perception knowledge Perceptual Mistakes We don’t perceive everything accurately o Illusions o Distorting glasses and mirrors o Strange lighting But those cases are anomalous Inference Inference is also a reliable process We draw conclusions accurately When reasoning normally, in normal situations So, inference knowledge Anything Else? Perception + inference Everyone agrees these are reliable sources of knowledge But are there others that don’t reduce to them? Memory
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PHIL 301 taught by Professor Bonevac during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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3-1 - Phil March 1, 2010 Externalism Externalism Replace...

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