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Epistemology

In the Epistemology pdf chart various traditions of the discipline (internalist v. externalist; foundationalism, coherentism, reliabilism, etc.) are summarized and visually organized).

  • Internalist — the justification is in the mind
    • Foundationalism — looks for beliefs that are self-justifying; basic and non-basic beliefs
      • Epistemic (Classical) — our ordinary beliefs require support from other beliefs, on which they rest.
      • Contemporary (Moderate, Fallibilist) — defensible basic propositions capable of being refuted by additional knowledge
    • Holistic Coherentism — looks for consistency within a comprehensive system; rests on a set of beliefs; no basic beliefs
      • Negative — a belief lacks justification if it fails to cohere with the system of beliefs.
      • Positive — a belief is justified when it coheres with the system of set beliefs.
  • Externalist — the justification is found outside the self
    • Reliabilist — the reliability of the process by which one arrives at one’s belief
    • Contextualist — dependence of language on its usage in the context of everyday life
    • Naturalized epistemology — uses the natural sciences to answer questions about justification
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Knowledge, Faith, and Choice

In the flowchart Knowledge, Faith, and Choice the spine highlights the progression: authority, opinion, ignorance, teachable, knowledge of, belief, belief in, and certainty.

  • Authority — by force or consent
  • Opinion — thinks he knows, but not sure he is right
  • Ignorance — knows that he does not know
  • Teachable — open to know
  • Knowledge of — knows and knows why he knows
  • Belief — knows the truth and accepts it
  • Belief in — believes the truth and embraces it
  • Certainty — relational as well as rational

The PDF flowchart shows additional details, contrasts, and explanations.

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