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By Ernest Sosa, Matthias Steup, Jonathan Dancy

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So my reasoning from a to c cannot serve to generate a justification for c that was not already present before the reasoning occurred. 8 Now consider the following G. E. Mooreinspired reasoning: MOORE I: I am having an experience as of seeing my hands. So: MOORE II: I have hands. So: MOORE III: I am not a handless brain in a vat. As with the soccer reasoning, there is a failure of transmission of justification from MOORE II to MOORE III, even though, if I have justification for the former, I also have justification for the latter.

We shall discuss J* in more detail below. See Cohen, 1999. Cohen notes that his contingent a priori beliefs cannot be accounted for by Kripkean considerations about reference-fixing. See Klein, 1995 and 1981. For a critical discussion, see Brueckner, 2000. See Wright, 2000 and 2003; and Davies, 2000. For a recent discussion of how to argue that we have justification for believing hinge propositions, see Hazlett, 2006. For a critical discussion, see Brueckner, forthcoming a. This worry does not apply equally to Klein’s view.

In addition, he says that a possibility that is believed by the subject cannot be properly ignored, nor can others that saliently resemble a possibility that is not ignored, nor can any possibility that is actually being attended to. He provides additional rules that will not be described here. Keith DeRose’s (1995) contextualist theory works a little differently. Ignoring some complexity that will not matter for the present discussion, DeRose’s idea is as follows. Some of the true propositions that a person believes are such that the person would believe them if they were false.

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