Epistemology

Epistemology - get the job and he saw that Jones has 10...

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Steven Seage PHI 2010 Professor Dobson Epistemology – Knowledge In Gettier’s case I we see that knowing something isn’t always as easy as it sounds. As the title asks, “Is justified true belief knowledge?” we can see that things aren’t always so cut and dry. He gives an example about two men applying for a job, Smith and Jones. Now, Smith believes that Jones will get the job and that Jones has 10 coins in his pocket. He believes this because he saw the boss assuring Jones that he will
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Unformatted text preview: get the job, and he saw that Jones has 10 coins in his pocket. However, what if the boss had been lying to Jones to save face? And what if Smith also has 10 coins in his pocket? Then the outcome would be totally different. Basically, this example shows us that we have to really examine what it means to believe something, and to truly know it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Dobson during the Spring '08 term at FAU.

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