Internalism without Luminosity

Philosophical Issues 25 (1):252-272 (2015)

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Miriam Schoenfield
University of Texas at Austin
Abstract
Internalists face the following challenge: what is it about an agent's internal states that explains why only these states can play whatever role the internalist thinks these states are playing? Internalists have frequently appealed to a special kind of epistemic access that we have to these states. But such claims have been challenged on both empirical and philosophical grounds. I will argue that internalists needn't appeal to any kind of privileged access claims. Rather, internalist conditions are important because of the way in which we expect them to act as causal mediators between states of the world, on the one hand, and our beliefs and actions on the other.
Keywords Internalism  Luminosity  Doxastic Planning  Planning
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DOI 10.1111/phis.12049
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