FOUNDATIONALISM AND ARBITRARINESS
Author: HOWARD-SNYDER, DANIEL
Source: Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 86, Number 1, March 2005 , pp. 18-24(7)
Nonskeptical foundationalists say that there are basic beliefs. But, one might object, either there is a reason why basic beliefs are likely to be true or there is not. If there is, then they are not basic; if there is not, then they are arbitrary. I argue that this dilemma is not nearly as decisive as its author, Peter Klein, would have us believe.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy Western Washington University
Publication date: March 2005