Intellectual Assurance: Essays on Traditional Epistemic Internalism

Hardcover | March 26, 2016

EditorBrett Coppenger, Michael Bergmann

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This volume presents a dozen essays by prominent contemporary epistemologists providing a careful examination and critical evaluation of traditional epistemic internalism. Unlike competing versions of internalism, the guiding principle of traditional internalism is not to accommodate ourcommonsense nonskeptical views about the rationality of our ordinary beliefs, but to emphasize the need for strong skepticism-resistant intellectual assurance that our ordinary beliefs (perceptual and otherwise) are true. The essays focus on what traditional internalism has to say about thefollowing three topics: the nature of non-inferentially justified belief, the nature of inferentially justified belief, and the best way to respond to skepticism. The end product is a volume containing many probing objections to traditional internalism, pushing its proponents to provide creative newdefenses if they want this old-fashioned view to survive in the modern world.

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This volume presents a dozen essays by prominent contemporary epistemologists providing a careful examination and critical evaluation of traditional epistemic internalism. Unlike competing versions of internalism, the guiding principle of traditional internalism is not to accommodate ourcommonsense nonskeptical views about the ration...

Brett Coppenger is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Tuskegee University. Michael Bergmann is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. In addition to numerous articles in epistemology and philosophy of religion in journals and edited volumes, he is author of Justification without Awareness (OUP 2006) and co-editor of Divine ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:March 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Brett Coppenger: Traditional Internalism: An IntroductionChapter AbstractsI. Traditional Internalism and Non-Inferentially Justified BeliefDirect Acquaintance1. Peter Markie: Confrontation Foundationalism2. Chris Tucker: Acquaintance and Fallible Non-Inferential Justification3. Matthias Steup: Foundational Justification, Meta-Justification, and Fumertonian AcquaintancePerceptual Belief4. Berit Brogaard: Staying Indoors: How Phenomenal Dogmatism Solves the Skeptical Problem without Going Externalist5. Susanna Schellenberg: Experience and Evidence AbridgedII. Traditional Internalism and Inferentially Justified Belief6. Trent Dougherty: Principles of Inferential Justification7. Michael Huemer: Inferential AppearancesIII. Traditional Internalism and SkepticismResponding to the Skeptic8. Sanford Goldberg: The Costs of Demon-Proof Justification9. Ted Poston: Acquaintance and Skepticism about the PastSkepticism and Circularity10. Duncan Pritchard and Christopher Ranalli: On Metaepistemological Scepticism11. Ernest Sosa: How Our Knowledge Squares With Skeptical Intuitions Despite the CircleAfterword12. Richard Fumerton: The Prospects for Traditional Internalism