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Single Idea 17771

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 3. Evidentialism / a. Evidence]

Full Idea

A claim that might be very plausible given one set of background beliefs might be highly implausible when evaluated in the light of a different set of background beliefs.

Gist of Idea

How we evaluate evidence depends on our background beliefs


Tim Bayne (Thought: a very short introduction [2013], Ch.7)

Book Reference

Bayne,Tim: 'Thought: a very short introduction' [OUP 2013], p.99