The3 - The "No Undermining Evidence" Approaches This...

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The "No Undermining Evidence" Approaches This strategy comes in at least four different versions: (a) No potential undermining evidence at all; (b) No potential undermining evidence whose denial one is actually employing; (c) No potential undermining evidence that one is justified in believing not to exist; (d) No potential undermining evidence of a certain, difficult to specify sort. Comments (1) Version (a) is mentioned, but rejected by Gilbert Harman because of an argument that he offers in the middle of column 2 on page 164. Version (b) appears to be just an alternative description of Approach 1 - the "No False Intermediate Conclusion" approach. Version (c) appears to be the approach advanced by Lehrer and Paxson, while version (d) is the one favored by Harman. (2) One will want to move from the first type of approach - the "no false intermediate beliefs approach - to this third type of approach only if one agrees that in at least some of the Tom Grabit style cases one's knowledge is undermined by the evidence that one does not possess. Of the four variations on this general approach mentioned above, one is equivalent to the "no false intermediate conclusions" approach. Of the three approaches that aren't, which one should be adopted depends upon the what view should be taken of various Tom Grabit type cases. (3) Is Gilbert Harman right about the untenability of the view that one knows only if no
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PHI PHI2010 taught by Professor Jorgerigol during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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