Philosophy Research Papers on Epistemology
Eric Lormand, University of Michigan
I am trying to redo Descartes' Meditations without the reliance on God and with a standard of justification instead of total certainty. I think there is a way rationally to develop and deploy a justified method of searching for truth, from scratch--that is, without relying on initially accepted "prejudiced" beliefs.
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Future work on this theme will work backwards from this paper to start closer
to "scratch", without any beliefs at all.
Another task is to show how to use this method practically, for both descriptive and evaluative truths (the end of the "How to Search" paper previews this).
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