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Single Idea 19683

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

Full Idea

Evidentialism comes in both narrow and wide forms depending on whether evidence is taken to consist only of propositions or of a wider range of items.

Gist of Idea

Narrow evidentialism relies wholly on propositions; the wider form includes other items


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

Book Reference

'Routledge Companion to Epistemology', ed/tr. Bernecker,S/Pritchard,D [Routledge 2014], p.61

A Reaction

[He cites Conee and Feldman for the wide view, which is not restricted to beliefs] You can hardly rely on occurrent beliefs as evidence, so we often have good knowledge with forgotten justification. But such knowledge has been 'weakened'.

Related Idea

Idea 19679 'Access' internalism says responsibility needs access; weaker 'mentalism' needs mental justification [Kvanvig]