The Burden of Proof
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Suppose platonists could counter my causal objections and demonstrate that it is possible for us to have knowledge of acausal objects. This would still not establish the platonist position. First, I argue that the burden of proof is on platonists to explain how we do have such knowledge. Then I examine platonist attempts to provide such an explanation. I show that they are inadequate.
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- 1.Here, and in the following, I have paraphrased Casullo’s versions of the conditions for knowledge.Google Scholar
- 2.Carrier (1976, p. 250) and Lycan (1977, p. 122) make a similar point.Google Scholar
- 3.Maddy (1990, p. 45) points out that anti-platonists often make this ‘unspoken assumption’.Google Scholar