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Logos & Episteme

Volume 9, Issue 4, 2018

Timothy Perrine
Pages 433-449
DOI: 10.5840/logos-episteme20189434

Evidentialism, Knowledge, and Evidence Possession

Evidentialism has shown itself to be an important research program in contemporary epistemology, with evidentialists giving theories of virtually every important topic in epistemology. Nevertheless, at the heart of evidentialism is a handful of concepts, namely evidence, evidence possession, and evidential fit. If evidentialists cannot give us a plausible account of these concepts, then their research program, with all its various theories, will be in serious trouble. In this paper, I argue that evidentialists has yet to give a plausible account of evidence possession and the prospects for doing so are dim.

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