On the Underpinning Mechanisms of (Epistemically) Reliable Processes


Beni M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF SKEPTICISM, vol.11, no.1, pp.28-52, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/22105700-20191372
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF SKEPTICISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-52
  • Keywords: predictive coding, representationalism, reliabilism, New Evil Demon Problem, FREE-ENERGY, JUSTIFICATION, RELIABILISM

Abstract

The paper aims to evaluate the success of two different philosophical interpretations of prediction error minimisation theory in dissolving a notorious problem of philosophy, i.e., the New Evil Demon Problem (NED). In this paper, I argue that the inferentialist interpretation could not dissolve the strong form of ned. Alternatively, the embodied construaldissolves ned. However, in doing so, i.e., in dispensing with the cognitive judgment, the embodied construal might also eliminate some basic concepts of epistemology.