|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._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Reliability Theory: (extreme form): one can o know that P, by simply indicating a dispositional reliable litmus test that P or not P, even if one has absolutely nothing to say, which could support or explain why one believes or rejects P.
Knowledge without any anchoring of reasons.
Reliability Theory / Wright: extreme form: makes the subject the bearer of reliable differential responsive dispositions, RDRD - no reasons, only regular right reaction - Assertibility: needs reasons._____________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.
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001
G. H. von Wright
Erklären und Verstehen Hamburg 2008