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dc.contributor.advisorKvanvig, Jonathan L.
dc.contributor.authorByerly, T. Ryan.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T15:42:39Z
dc.date.available2012-08-08T15:42:39Z
dc.date.copyright2012-05
dc.date.issued2012-08-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8412
dc.description.abstractEvidentialist views in epistemology, like that of Earl Conee and Richard Feldman, define epistemic justification at least partially in terms of evidential support. According to these views, a person is justified in believing a proposition p just when her evidence supports p. The subject of this dissertation is the evidential support relation at the heart of these views—viz., the relation which obtains between a person’s evidence e and a proposition p just when e supports p in the sense required by these views. I engage three initially tempting accounts of this relation in terms of meta-attitudes, explanatory relations, and probabilistic relations, finding all three accounts wanting. I then propose a fourth, causal account. My thesis is that evidentialists like Conee and Feldman should find this causal account of the evidential support relation more attractive than the other three kinds of account.en_US
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dc.subjectEvidence.en_US
dc.subjectProbability.en_US
dc.subjectExplanationism.en_US
dc.subjectSeemings.en_US
dc.subjectEpistemic justification.en_US
dc.subjectEvidential support.en_US
dc.titleThe evidential support relation.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
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dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophy.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Philosophy.en_US


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