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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 10. Anti External Justification]

Full Idea

In the peculiar context of the skeptical challenge, it is easy to persuade oneself that externalism is not an option.

Gist of Idea

In the context of scepticism, externalism does not seem to be an option


Michael Williams (Without Immediate Justification [2005], 3)

Book Reference

'Contemporary Debates in Epistemology', ed/tr. Steup,M/Sosa,E [Blackwell 2005], p.207

A Reaction

This is because externalism sees justification as largely non-conscious, but when faced with scepticism, the justifications need to be spelled out, and therefore internalised. So are sceptical discussions basic, or freakish anomalies?