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Single Idea 2740

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 3. Reliabilism / a. Reliable knowledge]

Full Idea

If one favours a reliability theory of knowledge (which is externalist) the correspondence theory of truth seems the most appropriate.

Gist of Idea

A reliability theory of knowledge seems to involve truth as correspondence


Robert Audi (Epistemology: contemporary introduction [1998], VIII p.243)

Book Reference

Audi,Robert: 'Epistemology: a contemporary introduction' [Routledge 1998], p.243

A Reaction

Sounds right. Coherence implies some sort of internal assessment, whereas correspondence just needs to plugged into the facts. I like coherence justification and correspondence truth.