Intro Epistemology What is Knowledge fall 2010

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Great Questions: Epistemology Notes Fundamental Concepts: Belief, Truth, Knowledge, Justified Belief I. Belief and Truth A. Does Belief entail Truth? E.g., If a person believes with their whole heart, mind, and soul, must their belief be true. E.g., If S believes the earth is flat, that there are angel, isn’t it “true for S”? (Compare “True” with “True for S”) B. Are there Truths that no one knows or believes? Eg. A Truth that no one knows: # of subatomic particles is odd or even, # of red- haired people in the USA. ......... etc., etc., Eg. Truths that no one believes: Whether God exists (X), the sums of some very large numbers, The precise number of Pine Needles that existed in Utah in 1894. II. Justified Belief and Truth. A. Justified Belief versus UnJustified Belief. A belief based on Evidence versus a belief based on e.g. a hunch, guess, wishful thinking. ... Eg. Suppose a Doctor tells Jones and believes: “Jones, you have terminal cancer and 2 months to live”. And then Jones asks. ..... The Doctor replies:
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