Epistemic Reasoning and the Mental

2014.07.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mikkel Gerken, Epistemic Reasoning and the Mental, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 340pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137025517.
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2014.07.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mikkel Gerken, Epistemic Reasoning and the Mental, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 340pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137025517. Reviewed by Brent Madison, United Arab Emirates University Looking around me, I am warranted in believing that I live in the desert. Reflecting on a bit of geography, I am also warranted in believing that all deserts are extremely dry. From these two warranted beliefs, I am able to competently deduce the further warranted belief that I live somewhere extremely dry. This example illustrates the commonplace that from warranted beliefs, deductive reasoning can, in certain circumstances, extend our warrant to believe further things. But under just what conditions can deductive reasoning yield warranted beliefs? In general, what epistemic principles govern warrant by reasoning? It is these central questions that occupy Mikkel Gerken in his excellent book. To begin with, what is refreshing is. . .

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