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Lec 2 - Phil 1 Fall 2011 Prof Sven Bernecker Slides for...

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Phil 1, Fall 2011 Prof. Sven Bernecker Slides for Lecture 2: The Gettier Problem
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Five Main Questions of Epistemology What is knowledge? What is the value of knowledge? What are the sources of knowledge? What is the structure of our body of knowledge? Can we know anything at all?
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What is Knowledge? This questions asks for the necessary and sufficient conditions under which a person knows something. Reminder: “A is a necessary condition of B” means that B cannot be true unless A is true. “A is a sufficient condition of B” means that if A is true, then B must be true too.
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What is a bachelor? S is a bachelor if and only if S is male S is unmarried S is human S is of marriageable age Etc.
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