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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Observation from any other viewpoint would immediately reveal these structures to be fakes: Whether knowledge requires safety, sensitivity, reliability, or independence from certain kinds of luck has proven controversial.

Jennifer Lackey – – Synthese 3: Includes arguments against responding to Gettier cases with an analysis of knowledge.

Sign in via your Institution Sign in. But too large a degree of luck is not to be allowed. The problem is that epistemologists have not agreed on any formula for exactly how if there is to be knowledge that p the fact that p is to contribute to bringing about the gettiee of the justified true belief that p. Would we need to add some wholly new kind of element to the situation?

Goldman’s analysis would rule out Gettier cases in that Smith’s beliefs are not caused by the truths of those beliefs; it is merely accidental that Smith’s beliefs in the Gettier cases happen to be true, or that the prediction made by Smith: Zagzebski suggests that the resultant case will always represent an intuitive lack of knowledge. Sign In Forgot password? Combating Anti Anti-Luck Knkwledge. How should competing intuitions be assessed?


The Analysis of Knowledge (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Are they to be decisive? For seminal philosophical discussion of some possible instances of JTB. One might respond to Gettier by finding a way to avoid his conclusion s in the first place. Jusrified observed that, intuitively, such beliefs cannot be knowledge; it is merely lucky that they are true. And since this belief is based on ordinary perceptual processes, most epistemologists will agree that it is justified.

Gettier problem

Most epistemologists will object that this sounds like too puzzling a way to talk about knowing. Retrieved 5 April When that kind of caution and care are felt to be required, then — as contextualist philosophers such as David Lewis have argued is appropriate — we are more likely to deny that knowledge is present.

Pollock and Joseph Cruz have stated that the Gettier problem has “fundamentally altered the character of contemporary epistemology” and has become “a central problem of epistemology since it poses a clear barrier to analyzing knowledge”. What, then, is the nature of knowledge?


Includes the sheep-in-the-field Gettier case, along with attempts to repair JTB. For it is Smith who will get the job, and Smith himself has ten coins in his pocket. Alan Musgrave – – In James Maclaurin ed. Its treu and limits. And one way of developing such a dissolution is to deny or weaken the usual intuition by which almost all epistemologists claim to be guided in interpreting Gettier cases.

ermund Includes the fake-barns Gettier case. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. A sensitivity condition on knowledge was defended by Robert Nozick If S were to believe that pp would not be false.

The Analysis of Knowledge

A similar process appears in Robert A. On that interpretation of vagueness, such a dividing line would exist; we would just be ignorant of its location. According to the inherited lore of the epistemological tribe, the JTB [justified true belief] account enjoyed the status bellief epistemological orthodoxy untilwhen it was shattered by Edmund Gettier