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|Name: Dr Rachael Boch|
|Institution: Brigham Young University|
|Title: Internalism, Externalism, and Epistemic Normativism|
|Abstract: There has been a long-standing debate among epistemologists about the nature of justification. Internalists assert that all factors that are relevant to an agent’s justification must be internally accessible and immediately available to the conscious agent. Externalists deny this, insisting that one can have justification without internal access to that justification—that sometimes justifiers are external to the agent. While the internalist and the externalist make strong cases for their respective views, both views suffer some untenable weaknesses. In this paper I would like to put forth a view, epistemic normativism, that I believe can accommodate many of the intuitions motivating internalism and externalism, while also avoiding many of the objections that plague both views. The view I advocate depends on the idea that epistemic norms are a type of procedural norm that govern the formation, sustaining and elimination of beliefs. Justification of a particular belief involves a subject’s believing in compliance with appropriate epistemic norms.|
|Keywords: Internalism, Externalism, Justification, Tacit Knowledge|