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number Knowledge: Attaching our beliefs
► Introduction We now have a notion that is attached to the world and independent of persons, and a notion that is attached to persons and independent of the world. The task of “knowledge” is attaching our persons to the world The Goal and Means of
► The Goal: True Beliefs
The Goal We want our beliefs to be true – to fit reality.
We especially want the most important of our
beliefs to be true.
► The Means: Justified Beliefs
The Means The “common-sense” method for determining
the truth of our beliefs “rational justification.” We
call a justified belief “rational” or “reasonable”. Choices of justification…
Beiefs Choices of justification…
► What happens when we overlay these to ways of viewing our beliefs? Is everything that is true also justified? Is everything that is false also unjustified? Justified
Belief Knowledge: Justified true belief.
► ► What is apparent when we look at the four-fold grid is that
what really satisfies our mind is not simply true belief but
justified true belief.
What is our goal when it comes to believing? Consider
God’’s beliefs—God knows all of reali...
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