Foundationalist Theories of Epistemic Justification

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Foundationalism is a view about the structure of (epistemic) justification or knowledge. The foundationalist’s thesis in short is that (a) there are some “basic” or “foundational” beliefs that have a positive epistemic status – e.g., they count as justified or as knowledge – without depending on any other beliefs for this status, and (b) any other beliefs with a positive epistemic status must depend, ultimately, on foundational beliefs for this status….

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