Ideas from 'In Defence of Pure Reason' by Laurence Bonjour [1998], by Theme Structure

[found in 'In Defense of Pure Reason' by Bonjour,Laurence [CUP 1998,0-521-59745-5]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy
Philosophy is a priori if it is anything
2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 3. Pure Reason
Perceiving necessary connections is the essence of reasoning
2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 6. Coherence
Coherence can't be validated by appeal to coherence
10. Modality / B. Possibility / 1. Possibility
The concept of possibility is prior to that of necessity
12. Knowledge Sources / C. Rationalism / 1. Rationalism
Our rules of thought can only be judged by pure rational insight
Moderate rationalists believe in fallible a priori justification
13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 4. Foundationalism / d. Rational foundations
A priori justification requires understanding but no experience
You can't explain away a priori justification as analyticity, and you can't totally give it up
A priori justification can vary in degree
13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 4. Foundationalism / f. Foundationalism critique
The induction problem blocks any attempted proof of physical statements
13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 1. External Justification
Externalist theories of justification don't require believers to have reasons for their beliefs
13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 10. Anti External Justification
Externalism means we have no reason to believe, which is strong scepticism
14. Science / C. Induction / 2. Aims of Induction
Induction must go beyond the evidence, in order to explain why the evidence occurred
18. Thought / C. Content / 1. Content
All thought represents either properties or indexicals
19. Language / G. Interpretation / 2. Indeterminacy
Indeterminacy of translation is actually indeterminacy of meaning and belief