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Reliability theory, philosophy: reliability theory is a theory about the occurrence of knowledge. It attempts to explain how subjects in some cases have knowledge, without being able to explain this knowledge for themselves and others. See also causal theory of knowledge, knowledge, regularity, unconscious.

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Distinction / Reliability / Meaning / Possible World / Cresswell: the worlds that determine the rightness or wrongness of the display should not be finer than the distinctive worlds to which the machine reacts. - Reliability: otherwise you might not expect in principle that it is reliable from the machine. - We would then not understand what it means to be reliable. - General: The machine is reliable in world w iff w is in the set of worlds which represent what the machine in w says how things could be.


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Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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