Reliability theories of epistemic justification and knowledge originated in the late 1970s and flourished through the 1990s. Although still influential, reliabilist epistemology is widely thought to be seriously defective, and has been largely superceded by such (purported) rivals as evidentialism and virtue theory. This book takes exception to this development. I contend that reliabilism remains an important part of the true story of justification. I will develop a new reliability theory free from the burdens that discredited earlier theories. But the solutions my theory offers to counterexamples and objections raised against other theories are incidental to its motivation and development.
KeywordsTrue Belief Virtue Theory Closure Principle Epistemic Goal Skeptical Scenario
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