Where there are internal defeaters, there are “confirmers”

Synthese 191 (12):2715-2728 (2014)
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There is widespread consensus that there are undercutting and rebutting defeaters that diminish or destroy the warrant of a belief B. I argue that there are counterparts of defeaters: the counterparts of undercutting defeaters are “requirement fulfillment beliefs”, the counterparts of rebutting defeaters are “consistency beliefs”. These beliefs confirm the warrant of B, I therefore call them “confirmers”
Keywords Defeaters  Doxastic Evidence  Alvin Plantinga  Confirmers
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-014-0415-4
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