Reliabilist Epistemology

[Revised entry by Alvin Goldman and Robert Beddor on December 2, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Reliabilism is an approach to epistemology that emphasizes the
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[Revised entry by Alvin Goldman and Robert Beddor on December 2, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Reliabilism is an approach to epistemology that emphasizes the truth-conduciveness of a belief-forming process, method, or other epistemologically relevant factors. The reliability theme appears in theories of knowledge, of justification, and of evidence. "Reliabilism" is sometimes used broadly to refer to any theory that emphasizes truth-getting or truth indicating properties. More commonly it is used narrowly to refer to process reliabilism about justification. This entry discusses reliabilism in both broad and narrow senses, but concentrates on the theory of...

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