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Justification, philosophy: justification is a condition for knowledge which a) is fulfilled or not fulfilled by the explanation of the origin of the information or b) by a logical examination of the argument. For a), theories such as the causal theory of knowledge or reliability theories have been developed. See also verification, examination, verification, proofs, externalism.
Justification in a broader sense is a statement about the occurrence of an action or a choice. See also explanations, ultimate justification, reasons.
 
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Richard Rorty
I 250
Justification/Rorty: E.g. through sensual data - Explanation/Rorty: causal.
I 275
Explanation: Hardware, private - Justification: subjects, public.
III 127
Def final vocabulary/Rorty: we use it to tell the story of our life, sometimes with hindsight, sometimes looking forwards - "Final": because there is no standpoint outside it from which it can be justified - only circular justification possible -
V 26ff
Justification/Rawls: "with a justification that the others cannot reasonably reject" Rorty: this is in line with the "constructivist" view of a specific historic colective justification.
VI 38
Justification/PdN/belief/behavior/truth/Davidson/Rorty: the need to justify our beliefs to ourselves produces a pattern of behavior -" we must perceive this with others in order to attribute beliefs to them -" truth is not necessary as an additional standard for this.
VI 72f
RortyVsfact. The majority can certainly be wrong. So that might turn out later that something was not true. But was it justified?.
VI 237
Justification/Rorty: there is a human activity called "justification of beliefs" that you can explore historically and sociologically, but this activity has no goal called "truth" and therefore no goal called "knowledge". The question whether we achieve this goal, therefore, does not arise.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25