This introductory chapter discusses reliabilism, which is a major approach to the central topics in epistemology. It shows that reliabilism offers a wide range of related analyses of evidence, knowledge, and justification. The discussion is concerned with the contemporary setting and twentieth-century background of reliabilism. It examines the concept of process reliabilism, which is considered as a heretical doctrine. The rest of the chapter provides a detailed discussion of the following chapters.
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