Warrant is unique
Author: Bailey, Andrew
Source: Philosophical Studies, Volume 149, Number 3, July 2010 , pp. 297-304(8)
Abstract:Warrant is what fills the gap between mere true belief and knowledge. But a problem arises. Is there just one condition that satisfies this description? Suppose there isn't: can anything interesting be said about warrant after all? Call this the uniqueness problem. In this paper, I solve the problem. I examine one plausible argument that there is no one condition filling the gap between mere true belief and knowledge. I then motivate and formulate revisions of the standard analysis of warrant. Given these revisions, I argue that there is, after all, exactly one warrant condition.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-07-01