Alvin I. Goldman

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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.

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)


  • Epistemology
  • Evidence
  • Heretical doctrine
  • Justification
  • Knowledge
  • Process reliabilism
  • Reliabilism


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