The Reliability of the Cognitive Mechanism

The Reliability of the Cognitive Mechanism : A Mechanist Account of Empirical Justification

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Originally published in 1990. Examining epistemic justification, truth and logic, this book works towards a holistic theory of knowledge. It discusses evidence, belief, reliability and many philosophical theories surrounding the nature of true knowledge. A thorough Preface updates the main work from when it was written in 1976 to include theories ascendant in the '80s.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 164 x 241 x 20mm | 589.67g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138906166
  • 9781138906167

Table of contents

Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Inferentialist Paradigm: The Formal Analysis 3. Foundationalism 4. Our Cognitive Mechanism 5. Infallibility and Reliability 6. More About Our Cognitive Mechanism 7. justification 8. Justification 9. Justification and Skepticism: The Connection with Truth 10. Conclusionshow more