Alvin Goldman

American philosopher

Alvin Ira Goldman (born 1 October 1938) is an American cognitive scientist and Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, known for his work in the fields of epistemology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science.


  • The principal way that cognitive science can contribute to epistemology, I claim, is to identify basic belief-forming, or problem-solving processes. Once identified, these processes would be examined by primary epistemology according to the evaluative dimensions and standards adduced in Part I.
    • Alvin Goldman (1986), Epistemology and Cognition. p. 81
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