Content Externalism, and the Subjective/Objective
by J. Adam Carter and S. Orestis Palermos
Two arguments against the compatibility of epistemic internalism and content externalism are considered.
Both arguments are shown to fail because they equivocate on the concept of justification
involved in their premises. To spell out the involved equivocation, a distinction between subjective
and objective justification is introduced, which can also be independently motivated on the basis of
a wide range of thought experiments to be found in the mainstream literature on epistemology. The
subjective/objective justification distinction is also ideally suited for providing new insights with
respect to central issues within epistemology, including the internalism/externalism debate and the
new evil demon intuition.