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The Prob­lem of the Criterion

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The problem of the criterion is an open problem in epistemology that creates epistemic circularity via the following loop:

The implication of the problem of the criterion is that knowledge cannot be well grounded with more knowledge or truth, and instead must be grounded in something else. Common approaches are to ground knowledge in self-consistency, in ungrounded assumptions, or in purpose.

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