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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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Does Gettier paradox exist when we use deductive reasoning?

Show that 1+1+1=3 1+1+1 = (1 + (1+1)) = (1+3) =3 The mistake in the inner bracket calculation is that I considered 1+1 to be equal 3, and that of the outer bracket is that is that I considered 1 plus ...
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Actual content of Gettier cases

I'd not rewrite here classical Gettier cases. Each of cases hinges on a crucial fact: after obtaining "knowledge" from observable facts via disjunctive introduction or entailment, the ...
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Why don't we approach the problem of knowledge as "that what we do NOT ignore"? [closed]

There is a long tradition trying to approach knowledge as a true and justified belief (The Tripartite Analysis of Knowledge . Recently, Gettier(1963) just showed that we need more than those 3 ...
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Are there scholarly works on philosophy of language treatment of the Gettier problem?

I found two essays on a kind of response to the Gettier problem. One is a Philosophy Now article, and another is a blog post. On both sources, they argue that Smith's belief (on the original Gettier ...
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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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Has no epistemologist noticed the problem with "truth" before Gettier?

According to Wikipedia (indeed not the most trustworthy source, but the SEP article also portraits it this way) the classic belief-justification-truth method of defining knowledge has only been ...
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The Gettier problem

I've been looking for an explanation of the meaning of knowledge and I've come across this video on Youtube : PHILOSOPHY Epistemology: Analyzing A Knowledge #1 (The Gettier Problem) [HD] What I can't ...
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Can "Gettier problems" be solved by changing Justified, True Belief without introducing a fourth condition?

It seems to me Gettier problems challenge the Justified, True Belief account of knowledge. As I see it, they can be solved by assuming that knowledge requires something else: a set of propositions Q ...
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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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Gettier Problems and God

What to the Gettier Problems mean for God? Given my (limited) research, the Gettier Problems say if something is true (the T in JTB), one cannot always have knowledge that it is true. If God knows ...
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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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Does the second Gettier case really work?

Why does Brown being in Barcelona have anything to do with Jones owning a Ford? Surely examples such as "a stopped clock tells the time twice a day", and many other examples people have come up with ...
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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 ...
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Can "Gettier problems" be resolved by assuming JTB as the formal definition of truth? [closed]

What problems arise in responding to Gettier problems with an assertion "the formal definition of knowledge, as justified true belief, does not need to exactly correspond to intuitive notions of ...
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Isn't a Gettier case just lack of adequate justification?

As I understand it a Gettier case happens when there is a true belief that is justified but only by luck. Common scenarios include looking at a broken watch and it just happens to be the time on ...
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'Counterexamples in Philosophy'

In mathematics there's a type of book, bordering on the textbook but slightly different, that compiles examples to demonstrate the necessity of various conditions on theorems and the correct ...
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How does Robert Nozick explain the Gettier problem?

Nozick agrees that the Gettier counterexamples to the JTB analysis of knowledge are cases where someone has a JTB but does not know. What is his explanation of what has gone wrong in those cases? ...
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Are there JTB epistemologies which reject the knowledge of some Gettier problems, but in which religious experiences still justify belief?

Such is my current worldview that there is no religious experience or numinous feeling that could justify faith in any god. This is because, in the wake of a slew of discoveries about the ...
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