Varieties of externalism

Carter, J. A. , Kallestrup, J., Palermos, S. O. and Pritchard, D. (2014) Varieties of externalism. Philosophical Issues, 24(1), pp. 63-109. (doi:10.1111/phis.12026)

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Abstract

Our aim is to provide a topography of the relevant philosophical terrain with regard to the possible ways in which knowledge can be conceived of as extended. We begin by charting the different types of internalist and externalist proposals within epistemology, and we critically examine the different formulations of the epistemic internalism/externalism debate they lead to. Next, we turn to the internalism/externalism distinction within philosophy of mind and cognitive science. In light of the above dividing lines, we then examine first the extent to which content externalism is compatible with epistemic externalism; second, whether active externalism entails epistemic externalism; and third whether there are varieties of epistemic externalism that are better suited to accommodate active externalism. Finally, we examine whether the combination of epistemic and cognitive externalism is necessary for epistemology and we comment on the potential ramifications of this move for social epistemology and philosophy of science.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carter, Dr Joseph
Authors: Carter, J. A., Kallestrup, J., Palermos, S. O., and Pritchard, D.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Philosophical Issues
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1533-6077
ISSN (Online):1758-2237
Published Online:23 September 2014
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Wiley
First Published:First published in Philosophical Issues 24(1):63-109
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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