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One of the central concerns or problems in epistemology is the methods by which man attains his belief(s), and one of the most important answers to this problem is presented by W.K Clifford. By propounding ‘strong evidentialism’ Clifford plays main role to construct a new foundation to belief acceptance. The view emphasizes on the connection between ethics and epistemology. The connection is so strong, that in his theory the epistemological fault is identical with the ethical fault.
His proposed criteria to evaluate the degree of respecting man’s cognitive rights are very rigid and stringent.
He discriminates, in a special scrupulosity, the pure (belief) from the impure as a warrior who is fighting for knowledge, reform, and truth. However, despite all his delicacy and straightforwardness, he remains far from realizing some truthful beliefs.