warrantability


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Since the rules govern the truth conditions of knowledge attributions, they govern the warrantability of making those attributions.
If advocates of a belief system cannot require empirical data or an external source of those beliefs or will not consider a serious inquiry into the warrantability of their basic assertions then they are, in effect, relying on little more than faith.
An epistemological investigation of this kind tries to answer to questions regarding the cognitive merits of religious beliefs, their content of truth, the reliability of their formation process, their warrantability and the conditions in which an epistemic subject, guided by the aim to find the truth and to avoid the error, can give his (her) assent.