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Single Idea 19680

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

Full Idea

Some philosophers have been attracted to the view that, strictly speaking, what counts as evidence is not a set of physical objects or even experiences, but rather a set of believed propositions.

Gist of Idea

Maybe all evidence consists of beliefs, rather than of facts


Timothy McGrew (Evidence [2011], 'Prop..')

Book Reference

'Routledge Companion to Epistemology', ed/tr. Bernecker,S/Pritchard,D [Routledge 2014], p.59

A Reaction

This may be right. However, as always, I think animals are a key test. Do animals respond to evidence? Even if they did, they might need to 'make sense' of what they experienced, and even formulate a non-linguistic proposition.

Related Idea

Idea 19681 If all evidence is propositional, what is the evidence for the proposition? Do we face a regress? [McGrew]