The Generality Problem, Statistical Relevance and the Tri-Level Hypothesis

Noûs 38 (1):177 - 195 (2004)
In this paper I critically examine the Generality Problem and argue that it does not succeed as an objection to reliabilism. Although those who urge the Generality Problem are correct in claiming that any process token can be given indefinitely many descriptions that pick out indefinitely many process types, they are mistaken in thinking that reliabilists have no principled way to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant process types.
Keywords Reliabilism  Generality problem  Tri-level hypothesis
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2004.00467.x
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