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Evidence, knowledge, and justification

ContributorsLogins, Arturs
DirectorsEngel, Pascal
Defense date2015-02-20
Abstract

This work is focused on the interconnections between evidence, knowledge, and justification. I defend here the following theses. All evidence that we have is knowledge. All knowledge that we have is evidence. A piece of evidence supports a proposition p just in case it raises p's probability. A justified belief is a belief that complies with the fundamental norm of belief. The fundamental norm of belief is: one ought to believe that p if and only if one knows that p. It is not the case that one's belief that p is epistemically justified if and only if one's total evidence supports p and one's belief that p is appropriately based on one's evidence. Nevertheless, if one's belief that p is epistemically justified then one's total evidence supports p and one's belief that p is appropriately based on one's evidence. The present thesis comprises a detailed defence of these claims.

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Keywords
  • Knowledge
  • Evidence
  • Epistemic Justification
  • Norm of Belief
  • Evidentialism
  • Knowledge-First
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Funding
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - Knowledge, Evidence, and Practice N. 131794
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - Evidence and Epistemic Justification N. 148553
Citation (ISO format)
LOGINS, Arturs. Evidence, knowledge, and justification. 2015. doi: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:73485
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