Synthese:1-18 (forthcoming)

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Jared Warren
Stanford University
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Several recent epistemologists have used understanding-assent links in theories of a priori knowledge and justification, but Williamson influentially argued against the existence of such links. Here I (1) clarify the nature of understanding-assent links and their role in epistemology; (2) clarify and clearly formulate Williamson’s arguments against their existence; (3) argue that Williamson has failed to successfully establish his conclusion; and (4) rebut Williamson’s claim that accepting understanding-assent links amounts to a form of dogmatism.
Keywords Analyticity  Conceptual Truth  Understanding-Assent Links  Williamson
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-021-03200-w
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