Acta Analytica 24 (1):17-31 (2009)

Kelly Becker
University of New Mexico
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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DOI 10.1007/s12136-008-0042-0
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