Justifications, Exculpations, Causes: Epistemology and Our Image of Nature

Bensusan, Hilan (2003) Justifications, Exculpations, Causes: Epistemology and Our Image of Nature. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 30-32.


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There is a way of thinking about epistemic justification that holds that it dwells solely in beliefs. According to this view, any relation between what is believed and any item different from beliefs – maybe even if it is an item that could be a belief – is at most a causal relation. This view, commonly associated to Davidson's take on coherentism, can be stimulated by some of Wittgenstein's remarks concerning the irrelevance of interpretations when we follow rules (1953).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Justification, Exculpation, Cause, Rule Following; Davidson, D.; McDowell, J.; Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1498

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