New Paper: Epistemological-Scientific Realism and the Onto-Relationship of Inferentially Justified and Non-Inferentially Justified Beliefs

by Max Andrews

I have a new paper available in the arXiv and at the SAO/NASA ADS.

Abstract:

The traditional concept of knowledge is a justified true belief. The bulk of contemporary epistemology has focused primarily on that task of justification. Truth seems to be a quite obvious criterion-does the belief in question correspond to reality? My contention is that the aspect of ontology is far too separated from epistemology. This onto-relationship of between reality and beliefs require the epistemic method of epistemological realism. This is not to diminish the task of justification. I will then discuss the role of inference from the onto-relationships of free invention and discovery and whether it is best suited for a foundationalist or coherentist model within a theistic context.

arXiv: arXiv: 1205.2896

SAO/NASA ADS: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?arXiv:1205.2896


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