Shelby Aleksick PHIL 2-15 12:45pm 1. Do you think that Gettier's counterexamples demonstrate that a justified, true, belief is not sufficient to count as knowledge? If so, what do you think should count as knowledge? If not, why do you think the counterexamples are unsuccessful? (Remember, I'm not necessarily looking for the correct answer here, I just want you to think about it and do your best in providing an answer.) The counterexamples that Gettier provides, to prove that Plato was wrong, show that justified, true, beliefs are not sufficient enough to count as knowledge. In the example of Donna and the duck, the decoy duck was the reason that Donna had justified belief; however, the decoy duck is not an actual duck. In order to have knowledge the justified belief needs to be a true belief. Even if there was another duck in the pond that Donna could not see, the statement of there being a duck in the pond should be based off of what she sees and it being real. 2.
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