Graduate studies at Western
Acta Analytica 24 (1):17-31 (2009)
|Abstract||Timothy Williamson has provided damaging counterexamples to Robert Nozick’s sensitivity principle. The examples are based on Williamson’s anti-luminosity arguments, and they show how knowledge requires a margin for error that appears to be incompatible with sensitivity. I explain how Nozick can rescue sensitivity from Williamson’s counterexamples by appeal to a specific conception of the methods by which an agent forms a belief. I also defend the proposed conception of methods against Williamson’s criticisms.|
|Keywords||Anti-luminosity Externalism Internalism Nozick Sensitivity Williamson|
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