more from Timothy McGrew

Single Idea 19682

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 3. Internal or External / a. Pro-internalism]

Full Idea

The notion of evidence generally plays a much more significant role in internalist epistemologies than it does in various forms of externalism.

Gist of Idea

Internalists are much more interested in evidence than externalists are


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

Book Reference

'Routledge Companion to Epistemology', ed/tr. Bernecker,S/Pritchard,D [Routledge 2014], p.60

A Reaction

I'm guessing that this is because evidence needs a certain amount of interpretation, whereas raw facts (which externalists seem to rely on) may never even enter a mind.