Epistemological Holism

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Philosophy

 

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Eugene Q

 

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March 6, 2016

 

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University

 

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This main idea held for over 2500 years with philosophers quibbling primarily over how beliefs were justified. Then, in the 1960’s, Edmund Gettier published an essay which set the epistemological world on fire. Aptly titled, Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? Gettier's essay gives two examples in which most would agree that the subject’s belief is both true and justified but which we would not claim to be knowledge...
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Since the Gettier paper, a wide array of positions, both for and against the JTB thesis have been offered. It is my intent to give an overview of several of these positions, various reasons for their dismissal, and offer my own, holistic view of what knowledge is. The best place to begin, as they say, is at the beginning...
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