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Single Idea 19518

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

Full Idea

Fundamentally Evidentialism is a supervenience thesis, according to which facts about whether or not a person is justified in believing a proposition supervene on facts describing the evidence the person has.

Gist of Idea

Evidentialism says justifications supervene on the available evidence


E Conee / R Feldman (Introduction to 'Evidentialism' [2004], p.1)

Book Reference

Conee,E/Feldman,R: 'Evidentialism' [OUP 2004], p.1

A Reaction

If facts 'describe', does that make them linguistic? That's not how I use 'facts'. A statement of a fact is not the same as the fact. An ugly fact can be beautifully expressed. I am, however, in favour of evidence.