Does Justification Aim at Truth?

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 41 (1):51-72 (2011)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Does epistemic justification aim at truth? The vast majority of epistemologists instinctively answer 'Yes'; it's the textbook response. Joseph Cruz and John Pollock surprisingly say no. In 'The Chimerical Appeal of Epistemic Externalism' they argue that justification bears no interesting connection to truth; justification does not even aim at truth. 'Truth is not a very interesting part of our best understanding' of justification (C&P 2004, 137); it has no 'connection to the truth.' A 'truth-aimed ... epistemology is not entitled to carry the day' (C&P 2004, 138, emphasis added).Pollock and Cruz's argument for this surprising conclusion is of general interest for it is 'out of step with a very common view on the ..
ISBN(s)
0045-5091
PhilPapers/Archive ID
GRADJA
Upload history
Archival date: 2011-05-01
View other versions
Added to PP index
2011-05-01

Total views
646 ( #6,232 of 53,030 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
28 ( #23,106 of 53,030 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.