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Warrant and Proper Function

Alvin Plantinga


In this book and in its companion volumes, Warrant: The Current Debate and Warranted Christian Belief, I examine the nature of epistemic warrant, that quantity enough of which distinguishes knowledge from mere true belief. In Warrant: The Current Debate, the first volume in this series, I considered some of the main contemporary views of warrant. In this book, the second in the series, I present my own account of warrant, arguing that the best way to construe warrant is in terms of proper function. In my view, a belief has warrant for a person if it is produced by her cognitive faculties funct ... More

Keywords: a priori, coherentism, epistemology, foundationalism, induction, memory, naturalism, probability, proper function, testimony, warrant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195078640
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195078640.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alvin Plantinga, author
University of Notre Dame
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