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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Igor Douven – – Grazer Philosophische Studien 69 1: In other words, perhaps the apparent intuition about knowledge as it pertains to Gettier situations that epistemologists share with each other is not universally shared. Although few epistemologists today endorse a sensitivity condition on knowledge, the idea that knowledge requires a subject to stand in a particular modal relation to the proposition known remains grttier popular one.

Now suppose further that, on one of those occasions when he believes there is a barn over there, he happens to be looking at the one and only real barn in the county. This short piece, published inseemed to many decisively to refute ggettier otherwise attractive analysis of knowledge.

Kwame Anthony Appiah, “Racisms”. That belief will be justified in a standard way, too, partly by that use of your eyes. James’ epistemological model of truth was that which works in the way of belief, and a belief was true if in the long run it worked for all of us, and guided us expeditiously through our semihospitable world.

Don’t have an account? For his argument to work, which of the following must Gettier presuppose? These claims of intuitive insight were treated by epistemologists as decisive data, somewhat akin to favored observations.


Edmund L. Gettier, “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?”

Case I would have established that the combination of truth, belief, and justification does not entail the presence of knowledge. Internalists about justification think that whether a belief is justified depends wholly on states in some sense internal to the subject.

The methodological model of theory-being-tested-against-data suggests a scientific parallel. He thus has good justification for believing, of the particular match he proceeds to pluck from the box, that it will light.

Zagzebski invites us to imagine that Mary has very good eyesight—good enough for her cognitive faculties typically to yield knowledge that her husband is sitting in the living room. It is a kind of knowledge which we attribute to ourselves routinely and fundamentally. Nevertheless, how helpful is that kind of description by those epistemologists?

Saint Anselm, “The Ontological Argument”. According to the inherited lore of the epistemological tribe, the JTB [justified true belief] account enjoyed the status of epistemological orthodoxy untilwhen it was shattered by Edmund Gettier How best might that question be answered?

We accept that if we are knowers, then, we are at least not infallible knowers. Epistemologists have noticed problems with that Appropriate Causality Proposal, though.

Outlines a skepticism based on an Infallibility Proposal about knowledge. And if that is an accurate reading of the case, then JTB is false.

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The anti-luck condition, like the safety condition of the previous section, is vague as stated. Blaise Pascal, “The Wager”. Sections 5 and 8 explained that when epistemologists seek to support that usual interpretation in a way that is meant to remain intuitive, they typically begin by pointing to the luck that is present within the cases.


There seem to be cases of justified true belief that still fall short of knowledge. Views Read Edit View history.

This time, his belief is justified and true. Significant early proponents of this view gettifr StineGoldmanand Dretske Although it provides good support for the truth of the belief in question, that support is not perfect, strictly speaking. If S were to believe that pp would not be false. The empirical research by Weinberg, Nichols, and Stich asked a wider variety of people — including ones from outside of university or college settings — about Gettier cases.

The term “Gettier problem”, “Gettier case”, or even the adjective “Gettiered”, is sometimes used to describe any case in the field of epistemology that purports to repudiate the JTB account of knowledge. Now, he notes that in such cases there is always a mismatch between the information disponible to the person who makes the knowledge-claim beloef some proposition p and the information disponible to the evaluator of this knowledge-claim even if the evaluator is the same person in a later time.

Or should we continue regarding the situation as being a Gettier case, a situation in which as in the original Case I the belief b fails to be knowledge? The Analysis of Knowing: