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  1. Is justification easy or impossible? Getting acquainted with a middle road.Samuel A. Taylor - 2015 - Synthese 192 (9):2987-3009.
    Can a belief source confer justification when we lack antecedent justification for believing that it’s reliable? A negative answer quickly leads to skepticism. A positive answer, however, seems to commit one to allowing pernicious reasoning known as “epistemic bootstrapping.” Puzzles surrounding bootstrapping arise because we illicitly assume either that justification requires doxastic awareness of a source’s epistemic credentials or that there is no requirement that a subject be aware of these credentials. We can resolve the puzzle by splitting the horns (...)
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  2. What seemings seem to be.Samuel A. Taylor - 2015 - Episteme 12 (3):363-384.
    According to Phenomenal Conservatism (PC), if it seems to a subject S that P, S thereby has some degree of (defeasible) justification for believing P. But what is it for P to seem true? Answering this question is vital for assessing what role (if any) such states can play. Many have appeared to adopt a kind of non-reductionism that construes seemings as intentional states which cannot be reduced to more familiar mental states like beliefs or sensations. In this paper I (...)
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    Acquaintance, Attention, and Introspective Justification.Samuel A. Taylor - 2024 - Acta Analytica 39 (2):313-334.
    This paper develops a version of the acquaintance theory of introspective justification. In the process, it rejects the view that acquaintance is sui generic in favor of a view that identifies acquaintance with availability for selection by attention mechanisms. Moreover, unlike many recent accounts of knowledge by acquaintance, it explains the epistemic significance of acquaintance in terms of the epistemic basing relation without any need to appeal to the structure or existence of phenomenal concepts. Lastly, while in ideal cases acquaintance (...)
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    Inferential Internalism Defended.Samuel A. Taylor & Brett Coppenger - 2024 - Southwest Philosophy Review 40 (1):195-206.
    Many of our beliefs are the product of inference and depend on chains of reasoning from other beliefs we hold. Inferential internalism is the view that an inference can only provide justification if one is aware of the support relation that holds between the premises and conclusion. This inferential internalist requirement is controversial even among epistemologists who accept internalist conditions on justification more generally. In this paper, we argue that the intuition underlying a central motivation for internalism more generally is (...)
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    Does the quality, accuracy, and readability of information about lateral epicondylitis on the internet vary with the search term used?Christopher J. Dy, Samuel A. Taylor, Ronak M. Patel, Moira M. McCarthy, Timothy R. Roberts & Aaron Daluiski - 2012 - In Zdravko Radman (ed.), The Hand. MIT Press. pp. 420-425.
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    Comments on Simpson’s “More Clarity About Concessive Knowledge Attributions”.Samuel A. Taylor - 2022 - Southwest Philosophy Review 38 (2):13-16.
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    Brain-Mind: From Neurons to Consciousness and Creativity by Paul Thagard. [REVIEW]Samuel A. Taylor - 2022 - Review of Metaphysics 75 (4):831-833.