Philosophical Studies

, Volume 152, Issue 1, pp 17–39

Gupta’s gambit


DOI: 10.1007/s11098-009-9435-1

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Berker, S. Philos Stud (2011) 152: 17. doi:10.1007/s11098-009-9435-1


After summarizing the essential details of Anil Gupta’s account of perceptual justification in his book Empiricism and Experience, I argue for three claims: (1) Gupta’s proposal is closer to rationalism than advertised; (2) there is a major lacuna in Gupta’s account of how convergence in light of experience yields absolute entitlements to form beliefs; and (3) Gupta has not adequately explained how ordinary courses of experience can lead to convergence on a commonsense view of the world.


GuptaEmpiricismThe givenExperienceEntitlementInterdependence

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA