Internalism, Externalism, and the Architecture of Justification

Alvin I. Goldman

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This chapter takes a look at the debate between externalism and internalism, starting with its most basic points. It first questions the standard terms of engagement within the justifiers debate, and highlights the need for a historical approach to justifiedness. The chapter also identifies the different justifier types and studies the architecture of justification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReliabilism and Contemporary Epistemology
Subtitle of host publicationEssays
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199933150
ISBN (Print)9780199812875
StatePublished - May 24 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • Architecture of justification
  • Externalism
  • Historical approach
  • Internalism
  • Justifiedness
  • Justifier types
  • Justifiers debate


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