Justified Belief

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A Justified Belief is a belief that has a (sound) belief justifier.



  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_justification
    • Theory of justification is a part of epistemology that attempts to understand the justification of propositions and beliefs. Epistemologists are concerned with various epistemic features of belief, which include the ideas of justification, warrant, rationality, and probability. Of these four terms, the term that has been most widely used and discussed by the early 21st century is "warrant". Loosely speaking, justification is the reason that someone (properly) holds a belief.

      If A makes a claim, and B then casts doubt on it, A's next move would normally be to provide justification. Empiricism (the evidence of the senses), authoritative testimony (the appeal to criteria and authority), and logical deduction are often involved in justification.

      Justification-based theories of knowledge can be divided into:

      • irrationalism, which appeals to irrational criteria and authorities (such as feelings) and
      • panrationalism, which appeals to rational criteria and authorities (such as observation or reasoning).