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Single Idea 3754

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

Full Idea

If sense experiences are non-epistemic they may be infallible, but they are unsuitable for providing the foundations for other beliefs.

Gist of Idea

Infallible sensations can't be foundations if they are non-epistemic


Bernecker / Dretske (Knowledge:Readings in Cont.Epist [2000], Pt.III Int)

Book Reference

'Knowledge: readings in contemp epistemology', ed/tr. Bernecker/Dretske [OUP 2000], p.232

A Reaction

If we experience flashing lights in the retina, or an afterimage, we don't think we are seeing objects, so why is normal perception different? Ans: because it is supported by judgement.