Single Idea 19709

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 3. Internal or External / b. Pro-externalism]

Full Idea

The internalist approach in epistemology seems to suggest an over-inellectualized and deliberative picture of our belief-forming activities.

Gist of Idea

Internalism in epistemology over-emphasises deliberation about beliefs


Hamid Vahid (Externalism/Internalism [2011], 2.2 B)

Book Reference

'Routledge Companion to Epistemology', ed/tr. Bernecker,S/Pritchard,D [Routledge 2014], p.150

A Reaction

This strikes me as confused. The question is not how do I arrive at my beliefs but what justifies my believing them, and what justifies the beliefs in themselves? My head is full of daft beliefs produced by TV advertising.