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Single Idea 19524

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

Full Idea

Our limited cognitive capacities lead Goldman to deny a principle instructing people to believe all the logical consequences of their beliefs, since they are unable to have the infinite number of beliefs that following such a principle would require.

Gist of Idea

We don't have the capacity to know all the logical consequences of our beliefs


E Conee / R Feldman (Evidentialism [1985], 'Doxastic')

Book Reference

Conee,E/Feldman,R: 'Evidentialism' [OUP 2004], p.86

A Reaction

This doesn't sound like much of an objection to epistemic closure, which I took to be the claim that you know the 'known' entailments of your knowledge.