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Single Idea 12803

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 2. Pragmatic justification]

Full Idea

One justifiably believes a proposition if one has an epistemically rational belief that one's procedures with respect to it have been acceptable, given practical limitations, and one's goals.

Gist of Idea

Justification comes from acceptable procedures, given practical constraints


Richard Foley (Justified Belief as Responsible Belief [2005], p.322)

Book Reference

'Contemporary Debates in Epistemology', ed/tr. Steup,M/Sosa,E [Blackwell 2005], p.322

A Reaction

I quite like this, except that it is too individualistic. My goals, and my standards of acceptability decree whether I know? I don't see the relevance of goals; only a pragmatist would mention such a thing. Standards of acceptability are social.