Abilism Ascendant?


  • Kevin Meeker Department of Philosophy University of South Alabama




abilism, abduction, achievement, reliabilism, virtue epistemology


John Turri has recently called for a major shift in how the vast majority of philosophers think of knowledge. Instead of maintaining that knowledge must proceed from reliable processes, he urges epistemologists to move toward an “abilist” view that allows knowledge to proceed from abilities that are not truth-conducive. More strongly, he claims to have provided conclusive reasons for abandoning the idea that knowledge requires reliability. In this paper I explain why Turri has failed to make the case for preferring abilism.


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