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Epistemic Circularity and the Problem of Cheap Credit

Meylan, Anne. (2011) Epistemic Circularity and the Problem of Cheap Credit. Philosophical papers, 40 (3). pp. 327-340.

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Abstract

This article raises a worry concerning Ernest Sosa's way of solving the problem of epistemic circularity. Sosa's solution to the problem of epistemic circularity relies on the following claim of sufficiency: for S to deserve to be credited for his true belief, it is sufficient that his belief is, in a sense to be made clear, 'apt'. I argue that this solution undersells the notion of credit. I present three kinds of cases in which the attribution of credit to a believer requires more than the possession of apt beliefs and I defend these cases against possible misinterpretations.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement K√ľnste, Medien, Philosophie > Fachbereich Philosophie > Cognitive Irrationality (Meylan)
UniBasel Contributors:Meylan Massin, Anne
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0556-8641
e-ISSN:1996-8523
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:11 Jan 2017 10:24

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