Indirect Realism

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Indirect Realism: A Hypothetico-Deductive Account of the Justification of Beliefs  about the Past The Indirect Realist Account Let us consider, then, indirect realism, where this is the view that memory beliefs are  inferentially justified. If one is to defend the claim that memory beliefs are inferentially justified, four things need to be  done: (1) First, one needs to specify the type of beliefs that it is claimed can provide an evidential  foundation for memory beliefs; (2) Secondly, one needs to show that one can be justified in accepting beliefs of the type in  question even in the absence of any justified memory beliefs, so that the path of justification that  one is proposing is not circular; (3) Thirdly, one needs to specify the type of inference involved; (4) Finally, one needs to show that that inference is sound. As regards the first of these tasks, the idea is that the proposal is that one can justify beliefs about 
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