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  • proper n. A male given name, a diminutive form of Timothy and, very rarely, of Timon.
  • proper n. A Catholic.
  • proper n. A supporter of the Scottish football team, Celtic


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  • TIM ROEMER, 9/11 COMMISSION MEMBER: She would sometimes come up to me as we were grilling witnesses on what happened on 9/11 and she'd tell me, here Tim, here's four or five more questions to ask these folks.

    CNN Transcript Feb 13, 2009

  • TIM MILLER, TEXAS EQUUSEARCH: Leonard told me, Tim, you don ` t realize the opportunity we ` re missing, gave me the story about why he thought that.

    CNN Transcript Nov 14, 2008

  • When we apply this principle to the Tim/Tim* example, it tells us that evidentialism is an internalist and reliabilism an externalist theory.


  • Evidentialism implies that, since Tim and Tim* are mentally alike, they have the same evidence, and thus are justificationally alike as well.


  • Distinguish between Tim and Tim*: one and the same person whom we imagine in two altogether different situations.


  • The example of Tim and Tim* may serve as well to illustrate a further way in which we may conceive of the difference between internalism and externalism.


  • For example, some versions of reliabilism imply that Tim is justified in believing that he has hands, whereas Tim* is not.


  • Indeed, let's assume that the mental states of Tim and the mental states of Tim* are alike.


  • Reliabilism, on the other hand, allows that, even though Tim and Tim* are mentally alike, they differ justificationally, since Tim's beliefs are (by and large) produced by reliable cognitive faculties, whereas the faculties that produce Tim*'s beliefs may count as unreliable.


  • Even though there are significant physical differences between Tim and Tim*, mentally they are alike.



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