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Ideas of John L. Pollock, by Text

[American, fl. 1984, Professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson.]

1986 Epistemic Norms
'Cog.Mach' p.213 Defeasible reasoning requires us to be able to think about our thoughts
'Cog.Mach' p.214 We need the concept of truth for defeasible reasoning
'Cog.Mach' p.215 Rules of reasoning precede the concept of truth, and they are what characterize it
'Dir.Realism' p.220 Reasons are always for beliefs, but a perceptual state is a reason without itself being a belief
'Ep.Norms' p.192 What we want to know is - when is it all right to believe something?
'Ep.Norms' p.193 Norm Externalism says norms must be internal, but their selection is partly external
'How regulate?' p.194 If we have to appeal explicitly to epistemic norms, that will produce an infinite regress
'How regulate?' p.196 Epistemic norms are internalised procedural rules for reasoning
'Nat.Internal' p.219 Statements about necessities need not be necessarily true
'Ref.of Extern' p.197 Belief externalism is false, because external considerations cannot be internalized for actual use
'Ref.of Extern' p.199 Externalists tend to take a third-person point of view of epistemology
'Ref.of Extern' p.204 Logical entailments are not always reasons for beliefs, because they may be irrelevant