Erkenntnis 84 (2):455-480 (2019)

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Will Fleisher
Northeastern University
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Reliabilism is an intuitive and attractive view about epistemic justification. However, it has many well-known problems. I offer a novel condition on reliabilist theories of justification. This method coherence condition requires that a method be appropriately tested by appeal to a subject’s other belief-forming methods. Adding this condition to reliabilism provides a solution to epistemic circularity worries, including the bootstrapping problem.
Keywords Epistemology  Reliabilism  Epistemic Circularity  Bootstrapping  Easy Knowledge  Virtue Epistemology
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