Grazer Philosophische Studien 47 (1):143-154 (1994)

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Stephen J. Sullivan
Edinboro University
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In his 1967 paper 'A Causal Theory of Knowing', Alvin Goldman sketched an account of empirical knowledge in terms of appropriate causal connections between the fact known and the knower's belief in that fact. This early causal account has been much criticized, even by Goldman himself in later years. We argue that the theory is much more defensible than either he or its other critics have recognized, that there are plausible internal and external resources available to it which save it from many objections in the literature (in particular, objections raised by Harman, Pappas and Swain, Klein, Dretske, Goldman, Shope, Ackermann, Morawetz, and Collier)
Keywords Analytic Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0165-9227
DOI 10.5840/gps19944732
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