Epistemic Justification: Essays in the Theory of Knowledge
Epistemic Justification collects twelve distinguished and influential essays in epistemology by William P. Alston taken from a body of work spanning almost two decades. They represent the gradual development of Alston's thought in epistemology.He concentrates on topics that are central to contemporary epistemology and provides a much-needed and useful map to these issues be explicitly distinguishing and interrelating concepts of justification used in epistemology. More important, he develops and defends his own distinctive epistemic view throughout the volume. Notably, he argues for an account of justification that combines both internalist and externalist features. In addition, he discusses various forms of foundationalism and supports a moderate form. Finally, Alston demonstrates that the epistemic circularity that often plagues our attempts to validate our basic sources of belief does not prevent our showing that they are reliable sources of knowledge.
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Two Types of Foundationalism
Has Foundationalism Been Refuted?
Whats Wrong with Immediate Knowledge?
Concepts of Epistemic Justification
The Deontological Conception of Epistemic Justification
Level Confusions in Epistemology
Justification and Knowledge
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