University of California at Santa Barbara
Department of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara
PhD, 2015
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of Mind
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    Bootstrapping and dogmatism
    Philosophical Studies 174 (8): 2083-2103. 2017.
    Dogmatists claim that having a perceptual experience as of p can provide one with immediate and defeasible warrant to believe that p. A persistent complaint against this position is that it sanctions an intuitively illicit form of reasoning: bootstrapping. I argue that dogmatism has no such commitments. Dogmatism is compatible with a principle that disallows the final non-deductive inference in the bootstrapping procedure. However, some authors have maintained that such strategy is doomed to fai…Read more