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Single Idea 8883

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 4. Foundationalism / c. Empirical foundations]

Full Idea

Are foundationally justified beliefs perhaps those that result from attending to our experience and to features of it or in it?

Gist of Idea

Do beliefs only become foundationally justified if we fully attend to features of our experience?


Ernest Sosa (Beyond internal Foundations to external Virtues [2003], 7.3)

Book Reference

Bonjour,L/Sosa,E: 'Epistemic Justification' [Blackwells 2003], p.128

A Reaction

A promising suggestion. I do think our ideas acquire a different epistmological status once we have given them our full attention, though is that merely full consciousness, or full thoughtful evaluation? The latter I take to be what matters. Cf Idea 2414.

Related Idea

Idea 2414 When distracted we can totally misjudge our own experiences [Chalmers]