Boghossian's template and transmission failure

Alessia Marabini, Luca Moretti

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Boghossian (1996) has put forward an interesting explanation of how we can acquire logical knowledge via implicit definitions that makes use of a special template. Ebert (2005) has argued that the template is unserviceable, as it doesn't transmit warrant. In this paper, we defend the template. We first suggest that Jenkins (2008)’s response to Ebert fails because it focuses on doxastic rather than propositional warrant. We then reject Ebert’s objection by showing that it depends on an implausible and incoherent assumption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-90
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2018


  • epistemic analycity
  • a priori knowledge
  • implicit definitions
  • transmission failure
  • Ebert
  • Boghossian


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