Logos & Episteme

Volume 11, Issue 3, 2020

Perry Hendricks
Pages 323-331

The Subject’s Perspective Objection to Externalism and Why it Fails

The subject’s perspective objection (SPO) is an objection against externalist theories of justification, warrant, and knowledge. In this article, I show that externalists can accommodate the SPO while remaining externalist. So, even if the SPO is successful, it does not motivate internalism, and the primary motivation for internalism has been lost. After this, I provide an explanation for why so many people find cases that motivate the SPO convincing.

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