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Grazer Philosophische Studien

Volume 15, 1982

Joseph Tolliver
Pages 149-161
DOI: 10.5840/gps19821522

Basing Beliefs on Reasons

I propose to analyze the concept of basing beliefs on reasons. The concept is an important one in understanamg the so-called "inferential" or "indirect" knowledge. After briefly stating the causal analyses of this concept given by D.M. Armstrong and Marshall Swain I will present two cases which show these analyses to be too strong and too weak. Finally, I will propose an analysis which avoids these twin difficulties.

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