© 2012, Mark Stephen Eberle
Epistemology has experienced an explosion of diversification over the past hundred years regarding the concept of justification. Internalists claim that they hold the intuitive support, often in the context of the New Evil Demon Problem. In this paper I challenge the notion that externalism claims no support from intuitions. I further argue that internalists and externalists are talking about two completely distinct types of justification and show that internalists shift the focus onto the excusability of a believer for holding a belief rather than the justification of the belief itself and in fact frequently equivocate the two. I finally appeal to several arguments against the possibility of justified false beliefs to further bolster the general reliabilist position.
Eberle, Mark Stephen (2012) "Excuses, Equivocation, and the New Evil Demon Problem," Res Cogitans: Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 4.