Graduate studies at Western
Croatian Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):99-122 (2004)
|Abstract||Suppose we are prepared to conceive the meaning of a sentence as a classification criterion which enables us to establish whether something is or is not a justification to believe that sentence. Which properties of the intuitive notion of justification are, from this point of view, essential for believing a sentence? And how might a theoretical notion of justification for a sentence be defined? In Sections 2-5 some properties are suggested as essential, in particular Intentionality (a justification is always a justification for a sentence), Defeasibility (a justification for a sentence A can cease to be a justification for A as new information is received), and Epistemic transparency (a justification for A is not a justification for A unless it is recognized as such by an idealized knowing subject). In Section 6 a sketch of definition is proposed, according to which a justification for a sentence A is a cognitive state in which the subject has at his disposal a certain amount of information, and the hypothesis that A is the best explanation of that information. Section 7 shows how the notion defined escapes a crucial objection to defeasible justifications recently stated by P. Casalegno|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Gabriele Usberti (2006). Towards a Semantics Based on the Notion of Justification. Synthese 148 (3):675 - 699.
Robert Audi (1991). Structural Justification. Journal of Philosophical Research 16:473-492.
Jonathan L. Kvanvig & Christopher Menzel (1990). The Basic Notion of Justification. Philosophical Studies 59 (3):235-261.
Gregor Betz (2012). On Degrees of Justification. Erkenntnis 77 (2):237-272.
Nicla Vassallo & Claudia Bianchi (2010). Naturalizing Meaning Through Epistemology: Some Critical Notes. In M. Dorato M. Suàrez (ed.), Epsa Epistemology and Methodology of Science. Springer.
Declan Smithies (2012). Moore's Paradox and the Accessibility of Justification. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85 (2):273-300.
Jane Duran (1994). Justification à la Mode and Justification Simpliciter. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 24 (2):178-191.
Ram Neta (2007). Propositional Justification, Evidence, and the Cost of Error. Philosophical Issues 17 (1):197–216.
Jeffrey Glick (2010). Justification and the Right to Believe. Philosophical Quarterly 60 (240):532-544.
Linda Radzik (2000). Justification and the Authority of Norms. Journal of Value Inquiry 34 (4):451-461.
Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (2010). Is There a Viable Account of Well-Founded Belief? Erkenntnis 72 (2):205 - 231.
Paul Silva (2013). How To Be Conservative: A Partial Defense of Epistemic Conservatism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (3):501-514.
Added to index2011-12-01
Total downloads3 ( #213,976 of 739,933 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,338 of 739,933 )
How can I increase my downloads?