Ideas from 'Introduction to 'Evidentialism'' by E Conee / R Feldman [2004], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Evidentialism' by Conee,E/Feldman,R [OUP 2004,0-19-925373-0]].

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13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 3. Evidentialism / b. Evidentialism
Evidentialism says justifications supervene on the available evidence
                        Full Idea: Fundamentally Evidentialism is a supervenience thesis, according to which facts about whether or not a person is justified in believing a proposition supervene on facts describing the evidence the person has.
                        From: E Conee / R Feldman (Introduction to 'Evidentialism' [2004], p.1)
                        A reaction: If facts 'describe', does that make them linguistic? That's not how I use 'facts'. A statement of a fact is not the same as the fact. An ugly fact can be beautifully expressed. I am, however, in favour of evidence.
20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 3. Acting on Reason / c. Reasons as causes
Rational decisions are either taken to be based on evidence, or to be explained causally
                        Full Idea: In decision theory, there is a view according to which the rational basis for all decisions is evidential. This kind of decision theory is typically contrasted with causal decision theory.
                        From: E Conee / R Feldman (Introduction to 'Evidentialism' [2004], p.3)
                        A reaction: Your Kantian presumably likes rational reflection on evidence, and your modern reductive scientist prefers causality (which doesn't really sound very rational).