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Epistemology Modalized

1st Edition

By Kelly Becker


180 pages

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This book sets out first to explain how two fairly recent developments in philosophy, externalism and modalism, provide the basis for a promising account of knowledge, and then works through the different modalized epistemologies extant in the literature, assessing their strengths and weaknesses. Finally, the author proposes the theory that knowledge is reliably formed, sensitive true belief, and defends the theory against objections.


"Anyone interested in epistemology - especially those interested in the case against closure or the case for sensitivity - will want to read Epistemology Modalized." - Mind

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Process Reliabilism; Chapter 3: Sensitivity; Chapter 4: Safety; Chapter 5: Knowledge: Reliably Formed Sensitive True Belief; Chapter 6: Closure and the Value Problem

About the Author

Kelly Becker is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology