The Reliability of the Cognitive Mechanism: A Mechanist Account of Empirical Justification, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Reliability of the Cognitive Mechanism

A Mechanist Account of Empirical Justification, 1st Edition

By William J. Talbott


68 pages

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Originally published in 1990. Examining epistemic justification, truth and logic, this book works towards a holistic theory of knowledge. It discusses evidence, belief, reliability and many philosophical theories surrounding the nature of true knowledge. A thorough Preface updates the main work from when it was written in 1976 to include theories ascendant in the ‘80s.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Inferentialist Paradigm: The Formal Analysis 3. Foundationalism 4. Our Cognitive Mechanism 5. Infallibility and Reliability 6. More About Our Cognitive Mechanism 7. justification 8. Justification 9. Justification and Skepticism: The Connection with Truth 10. Conclusion

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