Synthese

, Volume 188, Issue 2, pp 165–177 | Cite as

On “Epistemic Permissiveness”

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Abstract

In “Epistemic Permissiveness”, Roger White presents several arguments against Extreme Permissivism, the view that there are possible cases where, given one’s total evidence, it would be rational to either believe P, or to believe ∼P. In this paper, we carefully reconstruct White’s arguments and then argue that they do not succeed.

Keywords

Epistemology Rationality Permissiveness Uniqueness Roger White 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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