Knowledge, Justification, and (a Sort of) Safe Belief

Synthese:1-17 (forthcoming)
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Daniel Whiting
University of Southampton
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An influential proposal is that knowledge involves safe belief. A belief is safe, in the relevant sense, just in case it is true in nearby metaphysically possible worlds. In this paper, I introduce a distinct but complementary notion of safety, understood in terms of epistemically possible worlds. The main aim, in doing so, is to add to the epistemologist’s tool-kit. To demonstrate the usefulness of the tool, I use it to advance and assess substantive proposals concerning knowledge and justification.
Keywords knowledge  justification  lottery paradox  safety  epistemically possible worlds
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-018-01905-z
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