The epistemic significance of experience
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According to orthodoxy, perceptual beliefs are caused by perceptual experiences. The paper argues that this view makes it impossible to explain how experiences can be epistemically significant. A rival account, on which experiences in the “good case” are ways of knowing, is set out and defended.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Byrne, Alex. “The Epistemic Significance of Experience.” Philosophical Studies 173, no. 4 (August 25, 2015): 947–967.
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