Warrant and Proper Function

Warrant and Proper Function

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In this companion volume to Warrant: The Current Debate, Alvin Plantinga develops an original approach to the question of epistemic warrant; that is what turns true belief into knowledge. He argues that what is crucial to warrant is the proper functioning of one's cognitive faculties in the right kind of cognitive environment. Although this book is in some sense a sequel to its companion volume, the arguments do not presuppose those of the first book and it stands alone as a stimulating contribution to epistemology.orange, clearly enough, is not simply something that looks a certain way; it is not just something that looks the way oranges look. ... The design plan specifies how they are to get modified; upon having the course of experience the Maasai tribesman has, he acquires the ... But suppose you learn that something that looks like that is a dolphin, so that you can see that something is a dolphin: when you areanbsp;...

Title:Warrant and Proper Function
Author:Alvin Plantinga John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy University of Notre Dame
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1993-04-11


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