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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 4. Foundationalism / f. Foundationalism critique]

Full Idea

The foundationalists dilemma is to define a basis for knowledge modest enough to be secure but rich enough to be adequate.

Gist of Idea

Foundationalists are torn between adequacy and security


Michael Williams (Problems of Knowledge [2001], Ch. 7)

Book Reference

Williams,Michael: 'Problems of Knowledge' [OUP 2001], p.85

A Reaction

..And that is just what they are unable to do, precisely because adequate support would have to have enough content to be defeasibe or fallible.