reliable +‎ -ist


reliabilist (not comparable)

  1. (philosophy) Of or pertaining to reliabilism
    • 2008 January 30, Lisa Warenski, “Naturalism, fallibilism, and the a priori”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 142, number 3, DOI:10.1007/s11098-007-9194-9:
      However, reliabilist accounts of a priori knowledge are paradigmatically naturalistic, and although they are psychologistic in the sense that they locate warrant within the psychological processes and methods that generate belief, if correct, they cannot be faulted for failing to establish the objectivity of their target beliefs: a belief is apriori-justified on a reliabilist account of justification just in case it is solely the result of a process that is, in fact, reliable and is indifferent to the particulars of experiential input.


reliabilist (plural reliabilists)

  1. (philosophy) A person who supports the doctrine of reliabilism
    • 2008 November 22, Richard Fumerton, “Luminous enough for a cognitive home”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 142, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s11098-008-9301-6:
      To be sure, most reliabilists don’t want to be too ambitious in what they include in their foundations.