The Epistemic Basing Relation

[Revised entry by Keith Allen Korcz on August 13, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The epistemic basing relation is the relation which holds between a reason and a belief if and only if
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[Revised entry by Keith Allen Korcz on August 13, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The epistemic basing relation is the relation which holds between a reason and a belief if and only if the reason is a reason for which the belief is held. It is generally thought to be a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for a belief's being justified that the belief be based on a reason. The basing relation is what distinguishes good reasons which a person possesses that contribute to the personal justification of a given belief from good reasons...

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