Ideas from 'Internalism and Externalism: a History' by Hilary Kornblith [2001], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Epistemology: Internalism and Externalism' (ed/tr Kornblith,Hilary) [Blackwell 2001,0-631-22106-9]].

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13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 1. External Justification
Externalist accounts of knowledge do not require the traditional sort of justification
                        Full Idea: What is distinctive about externalist accounts of knowledge is that they do not require justification, at least in the traditional sense.
                        From: Hilary Kornblith (Internalism and Externalism: a History [2001], p.2)
                        A reaction: At least this gives animals the chance to know things, but I suspect that they never get beyond true beliefs. I'm sure humans have 'better' knowledge than animals.