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Gettier problems function as challenges to the philosophical tradition of defining knowledge of a proposition as justified true belief in that proposition. The problems are actual or possible situations in which someone has a belief that is both true and well supported by evidence, yet which — according to almost all epistemologists — fails to be knowledge.

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How is this a Gettier case?

A or B gets a job. You know A has a coin in his pocket. C tells you that A will get the job. You therefore have the jtb that the person who gets the job has a coin in his pocket. However, it turns out ...
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Gettier Cases seem absurd and unconvincing

Suppose that Smith and Jones have applied for a certain job. And suppose that Smith has strong evidence for the following conjunctive proposition: (d) Jones is the man who will get the job, and Jones ...
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Knowledge and epistemic intuition

Gettier famously argues against the traditional theory of knowledge that justified true belief may not always be knowledge. Basically, his examples can be summarized as whether we can have knowledge ...
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Why does Nozick rely on closest possible world in his tracking theory?

According to the truth-tracking theory of Nozick, S knows that P iff (1) P is True, (2) S believes that P, (3) If P were not True, S would not believe that P, and (4) If P were True, S would believe ...
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Why are Gettier cases so challenging to JTB = K?

Relevant I do not understand why the problem of Gettier cases has been so challenging to the theory that knowledge consists of justified true beliefs. Let's take an example from SEP, where you are ...
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Gettier counterexamples for Goldman

I was wondering if there are any Gettier-style counterexamples or deeper objections to either of Goldman's reliabilist (1979) or causal (1967) theories of knowledge? Thanks in advance!
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do Gettier cases challenge JTB

My question is about quite basic epistemology but I am stumped. To what extent do Gettier cases challenge the proposal that knowledge is justified true belief? Should we care?
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The non-existence of Gettier problems in Indo-Tibetan epistemology

Reading the paper Gettier and Factivity in Indo‐Tibetan Epistemology the author claims at some point early in the paper that There are two initial problems which make it difficult to compare ...
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Did Gettier's paper have an impact outside epistemology?

Edmund Gettier's paper refuting the Justified True Belief (JTB) account of knowledge has been described as 'landmark' and 'legendary'. I more or less understand how it proved, using counterexamples, ...
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Is this a proper counter-example to the causal theory of knowledge?

The causal theory of knowledge says: S knows P iff (1) It is the case that P. (2) S believes P. (3) There is an appropriate causal connection between the fact that P and S's belief of P. I'll ...
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The Gettier counter-example: How to formalize its crucial entailment?

The Gettier counter-example to the definition of knowledge employs the claim that d) entails e): (d) Jones is the man who will get the job, and Jones has ten coins in his pocket. (e) The man ...
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Relation between an argument and false premise on Knowledge

If I argue something from a premise such as "It's raining where I wrote this question" which is contingent false, then is it true that I could argue or deduct anything? For example, from the premise ...
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Does Gettier present cases of knowledge that are not cases of justified true belief?

Now I know Gettier presents cases of JTB that are not cases of knowledge (e in case I, h in case II), but the other way round? For a proposition p not JTB, we need either p is not true or S doesn't ...