No knowledge without evidence

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  • © 2015 Philosophy Documentation Center. The Evidence Thesis is the intuitively plausible principle that in order to know that p one must base her belief that p on adequate evidence. Despite the plausibility of this principle, Andrew Moon (2012) has recently argued that the principle is false. Moon's argument consists of presenting what he takes to be a clear instance of knowledge and arguing that the subject in the case does not have this knowledge on the basis of any evidence. I argue that Moon's example fails to be a genuine counterexample to the Evidence Thesis.
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  • McCain K
  • Start Page

  • 369
  • End Page

  • 376
  • Volume

  • 40