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Epistemic internalism, content externalism and the subjective/objective justification distinction

Carter, J. Adam and Palermos, Spyridon Orestis ORCID: 2016. Epistemic internalism, content externalism and the subjective/objective justification distinction. American Philosophical Quarterly 53 (3) , pp. 231-244.

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Two arguments against the compatibility of epistemic internalism and content externalism are considered. Both arguments are shown to fail because they equivocate on the concept of justification involved in their premises. To spell out the involved equivocation, a distinction between subjective and objective justification is introduced, which can also be independently motivated on the basis of a wide range of thought experiments to be found in the mainstream literature on epistemology. The subjective/objective justification distinction is also ideally suited for providing new insights with respect to central issues within epistemology, including the internalism/externalism debate and the new evil demon intuition.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: University of Ilinois Press
ISSN: 0003-0481
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 February 2018
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2023 03:41

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