Philosophical Studies 174 (11):2731-2742 (2017)

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Silvia Jonas
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
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I argue that recent attempts to deflect Access Problems for realism about a priori domains such as mathematics, logic, morality, and modality using arguments from evolution result in two kinds of explanatory overkill: the Access Problem is eliminated for contentious domains, and realist belief becomes viciously immune to arguments from dispensability, and to non-rebutting counter-arguments more generally.
Keywords evolutionary debunking  moral realism  epistemic access  mathematical realism  disagreement  theism
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