Logos and Episteme 6 (3):333-349 (2015)

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Kevin McCain
University of Alabama, Birmingham
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Explanationists about epistemic justification hold that justification depends upon explanatory considerations. After a bit of a lull, there has recently been a resurgence of defenses of such views. Despite the plausibility of these defenses, explanationism still faces challenges. Recently, T. Ryan Byerly and Kraig Martin have argued that explanationist views fail to provide either necessary or sufficient conditions for epistemic justification. I argue that Byerly and Martin are mistaken on both accounts.
Keywords evidentialism  explanationism  explanationist evidentialism  justification
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