Epistemic Justification
Epistemic Justification  -     By: Richard Swinburne
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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9.64 X 6.32 X 0.80 (inches)
ISBN: 0199243786
ISBN-13: 9780199243785

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Richard Swinburne offers an original treatment of a question at the heart of epistemology: what makes a belief rational, or justified in holding? He maps the rival accounts of philosophers on epistemic justification ("internalist" and "externalist"), arguing that they are really accounts of different concepts. He distinguishes between synchronic justification (justification at a time) and diachronic justification (synchronic justification resulting from adequate investigation)--both internalist and externalist. He also argues that most kinds of justification are worth having because they are indicative of truth; however, it is only justification of internalist kinds that can guide a believer's actions. Swinburne goes on to show the usefulness of the probability calculus in elucidating how empirical evidence makes beliefs probably true.

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Richard Swinburne is Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oriel College, Oxford

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