In this article the chief lines of current American epistemological
thought are outlined, as are the criticisms which each of these
perspectives has received. A special emphasis is placed on the
distinction between internalism and externalism. Mutual criticisms
are made between the foundationalists and the coherentists, and
the reliabilist standpoint is developed in detail in order to show
that Virtue Epistemology is able to capture some of the best
intuitions arising from the justification of belief.