By Stephen Hetherington II
AcknowledgementsContributors1. advent: The artwork of certain epistemology Stephen HetheringtonPart A. Epistemology as scientific?2. an issue approximately epistemic dependenceTim Oakley3. Accounting for commitments: A priori wisdom, ontology, and logical entailmentsMichaelis Michael4. Epistemic bootstrappingPeter Forrest5. extra compliment for Moore's proofRoger White6. Lotteries and the shut Shave principleJohn Collins7. Skepticism, self-knowledge, and responsibilityDavid Macarthur8. an affordable contextualism (or, Austin reprised)A. B. Dickerson9. wondering contextualismBrian WeathersonPart B. realizing knowledge?10. Truthmaking and the Gettier problemAdrian Heathcote11. is understanding having the precise to be sure?André Gallois12. wisdom by means of goal? at the threat of agent's knowledgeAnne Newstead13. Gettier's theoremJohn Bigelow14. wisdom that works: A story of 2 conceptual modelsStephen Hetherington
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The real puzzle arises when we insist on asking what we should say about his attitude to the dicta in just one language. On my way of presenting this puzzle it is due to the fact that when we seek to assign sentences of our language to Pierre’s beliefs, as expressed in his two languages, we meet the problem that there is no way of doing 40 Michaelis Michael this situation with the case of someone who believes the axioms of naive set theory. This person certainly has displayed his irrationality.
However, if we are correct in thinking that our concern is with the justification of the beliefs, as opposed to the believers, then the basing relation, however explained, is of no concern for our present purposes. I turn therefore to other attempts to provide a coherent account of the notion of dependence, where the type of justification we are concerned with when we speak of one belief’s being justified depending on another belief’s being justified is doxastic justification. 4. An Account in Terms of Necessary Conditions We have already remarked on the close relation between the concept of dependence and the concept of a necessary condition.
Such doubt reflects on C1 in the one case and on B2 in the other. This is in turn explicable, since the grounds for holding B2 to be true are just the grounds for thinking that BC is true and necessarily so. Any doubt about BC being necessarily true sheds doubt directly on the holding of the necessitation relation between materialism and the existence of non-actual possible worlds. As Jackson (1989, p. 198) puts it, anyone who accepts his account of entailment and ontological commitment cannot say that one theory is, and the other is not, ontologically committed to non-actual possible worlds.