Internalist Foundationalism

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1 Internalist Foundationalism 28 January 2008
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2 Inferential beliefs The Principle of Inferential Justification: To be justified in believing  P  on the basis of  E (i) one must be justified in believing  E , and (ii)  one must be justified in believing that  E  makes  probable  P
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3 The regress argument 1. Every evidential chain either 1. ends in an unjustified belief, 2. ends in a basic justified belief, 3. is an infinite regress of beliefs, or 4. is circular 2. Alternatives 1, 3, and 4 are impossible 3. So, there are basic justified beliefs
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4 Options in epistemology • Foundationalism: accepts that there are basic  justified beliefs • Infinitism: justification supervenes on infinite  chains of beliefs in the right inferential  relations • Coherentism: justification supervenes on  relations of coherence among beliefs
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5 Basic beliefs • Infallible beliefs:  S ’s having the belief  P   entails that  P  is true • Works for “Cartesian” beliefs • Problems with necessary truths
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