People keep asking me whether my work is internalist, externalist, or a bit of both (neither doesn’t seem to be an option). I confess here and now that I never really know what the difference is between the two. Internalist to me refers to being or remaining within something, externalist must have to do with outside that something. But then I can’t figure out what that something is. From the way these questions are posed I gather that that something must be somehow externally defined. That is, it seems that I can’t decide myself whether a particular argument or story-line is internal or external. However, there’s no authority to be found defining that something that consitutes the inside. Help me out here guys, what is or could be the difference?