There seem to be cases of justified true belief that still fall short of in Edmund Gettier’s paper, “Is Justified True Belief. As Gettier indicates at the beginning of this selection, he is concerned with a person’s believing that proposition to be true, and that person’s justification in the . of knowledge. Initially, that challenge appeared in an article by Edmund Gettier , published in The Justified-True-Belief Analysis of Knowledge. Gettier.

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One response, therefore, is that in none of the above cases was justifide belief justified because it is impossible to justify anything that is not true. It would be correct without being knowledge.

It does so only in cases in which, had the proposition in question been false, it would have been believed anyway. In order to do so, within the parameters of the particular counter-example or exemplarthey must then either accept that.

Responses to Gettier’s paper have justifjed numerous; some reject Gettier’s examples, while others seek to adjust the JTB account of knowledge and blunt the force of these counterexamples. The latter proposal says that if the only falsehoods in your evidence for p are ones which you could discard, and ones whose absence would not seriously weaken your evidence for p, then with all else being equal your justification is edmunnd for giving you knowledge that p.

His belief is not the result of any inference from a falsehood. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.


This is what occurs, too: It became something of a convenient fiction to suppose that this analysis was widely accepted throughout much of the history of philosophy. Robert Nozick, “Justice and Entitlement”. The latter alternative need not make their analyses mistaken, of course.

The Analysis of Knowledge

He has excellent evidence of the past reliability of such matches, as well as of the present conditions — the clear air and dry matches — being as they should be, if his aim of lighting one of the matches is to be satisfied.

Gettier’s cases involve propositions that were true, believed, but which had weak justification.

getteir The Problem of Knowledge London: If we do not know what, exactly, makes a situation a Gettier case and what changes to it would suffice for its no longer being a Gettier case, then we do not know how, exactly, to describe the boundary between Gettier cases and other situations. Their main objection to it has been what they have felt to be the oddity of talking knoledge knowledge in that way. Hence, JTB is false if there is even one actual or possible Gettier situation in which some justified true belief fails to be knowledge.

Gettier Problems

They could feel obliged to take care not to accord knowledge if there fdmund anything odd — as, clearly, there is — about the situation being discussed.

The Knowing Luckily Proposal claims that such knowledge is possible even if uncommon.

That contrary interpretation could be called the Knowing Luckily Proposal. There is a touch of vagueness in the concept of a Gettier case. Includes the fake-barns Gettier case.


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I will mention four notable cases. See Goldman s Theory of justification. The proposal would apply only to empirical or a posteriori knowledge, knowledge of the observable world — which is to say that it might not apply to all of the knowledge that is actually or possibly available to people. Saul Kripke has pointed out that this view remains problematic and uses a counterexample called the Fake Barn Country examplewhich describes a certain locality containing a number of fake barns or facades of barns.

For William to know, his belief must in some epistemic sense be proper or appropriate: The standard answer is that to identify knowledge with true belief would be implausible because a belief might be true even though it is formed improperly. We have seen in the foregoing sections that there is much room for dispute and uncertainty about all of this.

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Epistemology and SemanticsOxford: It requires that the skill explain the success. Most epistemologists today reject sensitivity requirements on knowledge. Eprint Archived January belie,at the Wayback Machine. As we have seen, defeaters defeat by weakening justification: What Good Are Counterexamples? The JTB account was first credited to Platothough Plato argued against this very account of knowledge in the Theaetetus a.