Fred Dretske

paper title: 

EXPLICATING A STANDARD EXTERNALIST ARGUMENT AGAINST THE KK PRINCIPLE (pages 399–406)

paper type: 
article
paper author: 

Simon D'ALFONSO

paper author family name: 

D'ALFONSO

paper abstract: 

ABSTRACT: The KK principle is typically rejected in externalist accounts of knowledge. However, a standard general argument for this rejection is in need of a supportive explication. In a recent paper, Samir Okasha argues that the standard externalist argument in question is fallacious. In this paper I start off with some critical discussion of Okasha’s analysis before suggesting an alternative way in which an externalist might successfully present such a case. I then further explore this issue via a look at how Fred Dretske’s externalist epistemology, one of the exemplifying accounts, can explain failure of the KK principle. 

paper issue: 
14

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