Evidence and Inference

Alexander Bird*

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I articulate a functional characterisation of the concept of evidence, according to which evidence is that which allows us to make inferences that extend our knowledge. This entails Williamson's equation of knowledge with evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-317
Number of pages19
JournalPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research
Issue number2
Early online date4 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2018


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