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Picking Brains

Understanding the human brain

At least two interpretations of the task ‘understanding the brain’ are available. Firstly, one can seek an understanding of the brain as an object – a purely anatomical undertaking. 1,191 more words

Michael Bergmann

Michael Bergmann is a Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.  46 more words

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Internalism/Externalism notes

Some notes on internalism and externalism

I made a bad mistake and tried to discuss philosophy with some Christian Reconstructionists.  I couldn’t get them to move beyond sloganeering and cliches.   1,099 more words

Philosophy

Internalism about Justification

Both Foundationalism and Coherentism are internalist accounts of justification. Both seem to be plagued by problems, in part because they are proposition based accounts of justification. 507 more words

Philosophy

Externalism

Introduction Papers: 

  1. Alvin Goldman’s A Causal Theory of Knowing
  2. Susan Hurely’s Varieties of externalism

Reliabilism 

  1. Alvin Goldman and Erik  Olsson’s Reliabilism and the Value of Knowledge…
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