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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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Reliability Theory / Nozick: externalized justification. - Reliability is a relation between belief (by method) and truth. - Direction: from belief to truth. - Reversed: the conditions: (connections) run from truth to belief. - A) probability that a particular method leads to belief that p is false. - This concerns the adequacy of the method. (real connection?) - (equivalent to Type II error acceptance of a wrong method) - b) probability that p is false, given this particular method. - You believe that p is false. - That is the question of the reliability - Error type I (rejecting a true hypothesis).


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

No I
R. Nozick
Philosophical Explanations Oxford 1981

No II
R., Nozick
The Nature of Rationality 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-22