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Counterexamples

  • Jarrett Leplin
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 112)

Is the reliability of the process by which a belief is formed necessary for the belief’s justification? Are there not justified beliefs that would have been formed though false, by the method that did form them, even under normal conditions? Consider a person who mistakes certain bushes for trees, but is a reliable identifier of redwood trees. Observing a redwood, he believes justifiedly that there is a tree before him and this belief is justified, but he might have held this belief falsely by observing a bush.

Keywords

Actual World Semantic Content Logical Necessity Epistemic Goal Skeptical Scenario 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jarrett Leplin
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  1. 1.Chapel HillUSA

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