Theoria 77 (3):201-213 (2011)

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Christoph Jäger
University of Innsbruck
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Alvin Goldman and Erik Olsson have recently proposed a novel solution to the value problem in epistemology, i.e., to the question of how to account for the apparent surplus value of knowledge over mere true belief. Their “conditional probability solution” maintains that even simple process reliabilism can account for the added value of knowledge, since forming true beliefs in a reliable way raises the objective probability that the subject will have more true belief of a similar kind in the future. I argue that this proposal confronts significant internal problems and implicitly invokes higher-level epistemic conditions that run against the spirit of externalism
Keywords swamping problem  value of knowledge  value problem  reliabilism  conditional probability solution  Alvin Goldman  Erik Olsson
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DOI 10.1111/j.1755-2567.2011.01102.x
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