At an ABSLOUTIST level of epistemological understanding, the source of knowing and knowledge continues to be the external world rather than the human mind. But now it is recognized that one's knowing state or knowledge claim can be faulty -- one can hold an incorrect belief. Such faulty knowledge states are remediable, however. If you and I disagree, it is only a matter of accessing the appropriate facts about reality to determine which of us is in error. The products of knowing are thus objective, certain, and derive from an external reality that they depict.