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Single Idea 20474

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 1. Justification / c. Defeasibility]

Full Idea

A justified belief that a proposition is not true is an 'overriding' defeater, ...and the belief that a justification is inadequate or defective is an 'undermining' defeater.

Gist of Idea

'Overriding' defeaters rule it out, and 'undermining' defeaters weaken in


Albert Casullo (A Priori Knowledge [2002], n 40)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Epistemology', ed/tr. Moser, Paul K. [OUP 2002], p.140

A Reaction

Sounds more like a sliding scale than a binary option. Quite useful, though.