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Single Idea 19500

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 2. Justification Challenges / c. Knowledge closure]

Full Idea

The Favouring Principle says that if S knows two things, and that the first entails the second, then S has better evidence in support of her belief in the first than she has for denying the second.

Gist of Idea

Favouring: an entailment will give better support for the first belief than reason to deny the second


Duncan Pritchard (Epistemological Disjunctivism [2012], 2.3)

Book Reference

Pritchard,Duncan: 'Epistemological Disjunctivism' [OUP 2012], p.76

A Reaction

[his version is full of Greek letters, but who wants that stuff?] Pritchard concludes that if you believe in the closure principle then you should deny the favouring principle.