Defeasibility Theory

In Sven Bernecker & Duncan Pritchard (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Epistemology. Routledge. pp. 156-166 (2011)

Thomas Grundmann
University of Cologne
This is a survey article about epistemic defeaters: what is defeated, how defeaters work, different kinds of defeaters, indefeasibility and how defeaters fit into epistemic internalism and externalism.
Keywords epistemology  doxastic defeaters  normative defeaters  default and challenge  indefeasible justification
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