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  • adj. Contending that there are non-internal factors which can affect the justificatory status of a belief
  • n. One who adheres to externalist beliefs

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A partizan of the theory of the external origin of certain forms of skin-disease.


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external +‎ -ist


  • So your question really only addresses "externalist" flavors of ID, not EAM and the like.

    Behe Responds

  • Any evaluation of whether Actual State reasons internalism is simpler, more elegant, or explanatorily more powerful than any possible externalist view will have to turn on an evaluation of this kind of externalist explanatory strategy.

    Reasons for Action: Internal vs. External

  • Of course, "externalist" explanations for the history of ideas cannot constitute the whole story.

    Joe Salerno on The Austrian Movement - The Austrian Economists

  • However, as long as the first phase of the learning process is understood to be non-inferential, subjectivism can be made compatible with an "externalist" epistemology that allows for criticism of belief changes in terms the reliability of the causal processes that generate them.

    Bayes' Theorem

  • I imagine you wouldn't count among the externalist Libertarians ...

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2009 – April – 15

  • You guessed it: Right is still internalist, and Left is still externalist.


  • Of course, you can be an internalist or externalist at different altitudes of development, and historically these have changed over time, as we've already seen.


  • And on the other hand, isn't it a severe distortion of our actual inferential practice to view the process of reasoning as taking place in a "black box," as the externalist view in effect invites us to do?

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

  • There is also this question for the thoroughgoing externalist: How are we to satisfy ourselves as to which inferential practices are reliable?

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

  • And Clifford is an externalist about evidence – it is not enough that someone feel certain, but she must have a right to feel certain.

    Matthew Yglesias » The New Atheism


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