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    Is reliabilism a form of consequentialism?

    Ahlstrom-Vij, Kristoffer and Dunn, J. (2017) Is reliabilism a form of consequentialism? American Philosophical Quarterly 54 (2), pp. 183-194. ISSN 0003-0481.

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    Reliabilism — the view that a belief is justified iff it is produced by a reliable process — is often characterized as a form of consequentialism. Recently, critics of reliabilism have suggested that, since a form of consequentialism, reliabilism condones a variety of problematic trade-offs, involving cases where someone forms an epistemically deficient belief now that will lead her to more epistemic value later. In the present paper, we argue that the relevant argument against reliabilism fails because it equivocates. While there is a sense in which reliabilism is a kind of consequentialism, it is not of a kind on which we should expect problematic trade-offs.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 09:42
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:36


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