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Single Idea 3565

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 3. Reliabilism / b. Anti-reliabilism]

Full Idea

I may reach a belief using a procedure that is in fact reliable, but which I ought to distrust.

Gist of Idea

Sometimes I ought to distrust sources which are actually reliable


Michael Williams (Problems of Knowledge [2001], Ch. 1)

Book Reference

Williams,Michael: 'Problems of Knowledge' [OUP 2001], p.23

A Reaction

The tramp on the park bench who gives good share tips. The clock that is finally working, but has been going haywire for weeks. Reliabilism is a bad theory.