Is Justification Necessary for Knowledge?

In James R. Beebe (ed.), Advances in Experimental Epistemology. Bloomsbury. pp. 175-192 (2014)
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Abstract

Justification has long been considered a necessary condition for knowledge, and theories that deny the necessity of justification have been dismissed as nonstarters. In this chapter, we challenge this long-standing view by showing that many of the arguments offered in support of it fall short and by providing empirical evidence that individuals are often willing to attribute knowledge when epistemic justification is lacking.

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David Sackris
Arapahoe Community College
James R. Beebe
University at Buffalo

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