Luminosity Regained

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dc.contributor.author Berker, A. Selim
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-06T15:21:54Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Berker, Selim. 2008. Luminosity regained. Philosophers' Imprint 8(2): 1-22, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.3521354.0008.002 (accessed February 26 2009). en
dc.identifier.issn 1533-628X en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2643118
dc.description.abstract The linchpin of Williamson (2000)'s radically externalist epistemological program is an argument for the claim that no non-trivial condition is luminous—that no non-trivial condition is such that whenever it obtains, one is in a position to know that it obtains. I argue that Williamson's anti-luminosity argument succeeds only if one assumes that, even in the limit of ideal reflection, the obtaining of the condition in question and one's beliefs about that condition can be radically disjoint from one another. However, no self-respecting defender of the luminosity of the mental would ever make such an assumption. Thus Williamson can only secure his controversial claims in epistemology by taking for granted certain equally controversial claims in the philosophy of mind. What emerges is that the best bet for defending an internalist epistemology against Williamson's attack is to take there to be a tight, intimate connection between (to take one example) our experiences and our beliefs upon reflection about the obtaining of those experiences, or between (to take another example) the rationality of our beliefs and our beliefs upon reflection about the rationality of those beliefs. en
dc.description.sponsorship Philosophy en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan, University Library en
dc.relation.isversionof http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=phimp;rgn=main;idno=3521354.0008.002 en
dash.license LAA
dc.subject epistemology en
dc.subject Timothy Williamson en
dc.subject "luminosity" en
dc.title Luminosity Regained en
dc.relation.journal Philosophers' Imprint en
dash.depositing.author Berker, A. Selim

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