The epistemic significance of experience

Philosophical Studies 173:947-67 (2016)

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Alex Byrne
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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According to orthodoxy, perceptual beliefs are caused by perceptual experiences. The paper argues that this view makes it impossible to explain how experiences can be epistemically significant. A rival account, on which experiences in the “good case” are ways of knowing, is set out and defended
Keywords Perception  Knowledge  Experience  Belief  Davidson
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