chapter  2
Relativism and Our Warrant for Scientific Theories
ByPaul Faulkner
Pages 11

A belief is justified if and only if it is communally believed to be justified. Call this the community thesis. Communities can accept something as knowledge and yet be wrong, so surely a community can accept something as justified and equally be wrong? But if this is the case, a belief’s being justified cannot be equated with the community’s taking it to be justified. In short, why is the community thesis even plausible?