Matthew Jope, Duncan Pritchard

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book puts pressure on the claim that the Moorean inference can be diagnosed as exhibiting transmission failure but not closure failure. It considers a problem for modest foundationalism about perceptual justification. The book argues that the former concede too much to the sceptic, while the latter are unable to say anything about what it is that seems in some sense reasonable about the sceptical position. It addresses the counterfactual conditional analysis of knowledge due to Robert Nozick, according to which closure for knowledge fails as a result of the failure of closure for counterfactual conditionals that are assumed to be necessary for knowledge, such as safety and sensitivity. The book argues that what these paradoxes share in common is a reliance on the principle of warrant transmission and attempts to find a unified strategy for dealing with both kinds of paradox.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Perspectives on Epistemic Closure
EditorsMatthew Jope, Duncan Pritchard
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781003104766
ISBN (Print)9780367610203, 9780367612313
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Epistemology


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  • Intuitive closure, transmission failure, and doxastic justification 1

    Jope, M., 30 Sept 2022, New Perspectives on Epistemic Closure. Jope, M. & Pritchard, D. (eds.). 1 ed. New York: Routledge, p. 6-23 18 p. (Routledge Studies in Epistemology).

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  • New Perspectives on Epistemic Closure

    Jope, M. (ed.) & Pritchard, D. (ed.), 30 Sept 2022, 1 ed. New York: Routledge. 202 p. (Routledge Studies in Epistemology)

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