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  • Strong Evidence
    229 words
    One definition of knowledge is true belief based on strong evidence. What makes evidence "strong" enough and how can this limit be established? The making of knowledge is the process in which personal opinion is fortified by pragmatic evidence. It is to my belief that, evidence is a keystone in the justification of truth, because it is something solid and concrete. Significance of evidence is also magnified by our society as we develop. In major areas such as: scientific investigations, judicial...
  • Justified True Belief Analysis Of Knowledge
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    GIVING UP ON CERTAINTY The quest for certainty has gotten epistemology into a lot of hot water, and I propose we give it up as a mistake. We should freely admit we can't be certain of anything, and move on. It is, of course, a reasonable question whether we can consistently get along without certainty, and even if it is possible, whether there is some terrible price to be paid if we do. I will argue that it is indeed possible to do without any epistemologically useful notion of certainty. I will...
  • Valid Justification Of A True Belief
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    Internal ism vs. Externalism Knowledge can be achieved either through the justification of a true belief or for the substantive externa list, through a "natural or law like connection between the truth of what is believed and the person's belief" (P. 135). Suppose a man named George was implanted with a chip at birth, which causes him to utter the time in a rare Russian dialect. His girlfriend Irina, who happens to speak the same Russian dialect, realizes that every time she taps his shoulder, h...
  • Discussion On Perception
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    Plato discusses theories of knowledge throughout his famous dialogue, the Theaetetus. He discusses many different ways of learning and attempts to define knowledge. Plato does this through a conversation between a few characters: Socrates, the famous philosopher; Theodor us, an aged friend and philosopher of Socrates; and Theaetetus, a young man who is introduced to Socrates before a discussion. One aspect of knowledge which they review is perception. It is defined and explained by Socrates, to ...
  • True Knowledge
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    Question: Can scepticism be defended, perhaps in a limited form 1. Introduction This essay centres around what it means to know something is true and also why it is important to distinguish between what you know and do not or can not know. The sceptic in challenging the possibility of knowing anything challenges the basis on which all epistemology is based. It is from this attack on epistemology that the defence of scepticism is seen. 2. Strong Scepticism Strong scepticism states that it is not ...
  • My Individual Knowledge
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    Soc 380 Final Essay Topic 1: Postmodernist vs. Modernist vs. Personal position on Faith Topic 2: What did you learn in this class? Written By: Angela Gonzalez Topic 1: Postmodernist vs. Modernist Position on Science and Religion We have all at one time or another asked ourselves the question "Should I believe this?" Doubt is simply another part of the human experience. When we doubt our faith, however, it can be more crucial than many other doubts we have, because of the believed consequences th...
  • Plato's Justified True Belief Theory
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    'Justified true belief' was Plato's attempt to bring rigour to his claim to know something. Briefly explain what he meant by 'justified true belief' and, more importantly, attempt to relate it to your own ways-of-knowing and your personal conviction of what it is to know something. Plato founded an academy almost two and a half thousand years ago that was concerned with validating its knowledge in the areas of science, mathematics and philosophy. On what grounds can we be certain that we really ...
  • And Socrates Final Definition Of Knowledge
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    Intro to Phil Knowledge as Justified True Belief Reprinted from The Collected Dialogues of Plato (1961) edited by Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns. Plato (ca. 428 to 348 B.C.) a student of Socrates, teacher of Aristotle and a giant of Western philosophy, best know for his classical theory of ideal forms. Plato writes of a philosopher, Socrates, who appears to question everything down to its most simple form. This particular dialogue deals with knowledge and it's qualifications. Throughout th...
  • Premise 2 Descartes Thought Knowledge
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    The quest to find out who we are, where we came from, where we will go after we die and what, if anything, controls our world has fascinated mankind throughout the centuries. Famous philosophers have devoted their whole lives to developing theories, and yet the closest any have come to success has been to not have their theories disproved. With the knowledge that no theory has been proven to fact, I don t know may be the only true answer to one of civilization's oldest questions. The idea that w...
  • Public Method Your Beliefs
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    In Philosophy, many thinkers search for the nature and grounds of human knowledge. We call this area of study Epistemology. Two important epistemological philosophers are Friedrich Nietzsche and Charles Sanders Peirce. Nietzsche's work has had a lasting fascination for many, and has developed an almost cult following although his work has found little significance among fellow academicians. Peirce began his philosophy when he retired. His approach to knowledge is that of the pragmatists. They fe...
  • Claims Against The City Of Marksville
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    CIVIL SUIT NUMBER 2002-4187 A BRYAN JOSEPH MAYEUX, ET UX 12 TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT vs. PARISH OF AVOYELLES LAMBERT'S CONTRACTORS, INC., ET AL STATE OF LOUISIANA FILED: DY. CLK. ANSWER NOW INTO COURT through undersigned counsel comes THE CITY OF MARKSVILLE and for Answer to the Second Supplemental and Amending Petition of Bryan Joseph Mayeux and Amy Lemoine Mayeux with respect represents: 1. Except to admit that the CITY OF MARKSVILLE is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana which...
  • True Belief
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    Assess the view that knowledge is justified true belief. "All men by their nature feel the urge to know" (Aristotle). To feel the urge to know to have the need to understand all we see, feel and touch in our world is the fundamental basis for being human. Without our ability to question, to prove and to understand we would still be in the realms of 'simple' animals. But to say we know something is not enough, we need irrefutable proof, we need reasons for what we believe. This is where the tripa...
  • Certain Types Of Knowledge
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    How do beliefs about the world, and beliefs about what is valuable, influence the pursuit of knowledge? A pursuit, by definition, requires a goal or answer to a question that the pursuer is attempting to reach. This end, towards which effort is directed, is based upon previous knowledge that says that it will be fruitful in some way. Any knowledge that is pursued is, logically, pursued for a reason. This reason must be that the knowledge could prove valuable in some way to the acquirer of the kn...

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