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  • 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...
  • Equal To Men
    392 words
    For thousands or even millions of years, almost ever since mankind began, women were considered weaker than men. Women were the ones tending their homes and looking after their offspring. Men were the heroes who risked their lives in search of food to keep their families alive. Thus, over the thousands of years of human civilization the belief that men are superior in strength and intelligence is deeply embedded in everyone's minds. Feminism grew popular only these 50 years. Let us be realistic,...
  • 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...
  • Rene Believes
    614 words
    Meditation I In Meditation I, Rene Descartes, talks about beliefs that he believed were true, but were those of falsehood. He also talks about deception and how he is always being deceived in the world. Rene, talks about getting rid of his worries and living peacefully in this article. He does this by justifying some of his beliefs that are false. He has accepted many beliefs to be true, but yet they are very deceiving to him. Though, he cannot deny some of those beliefs because he himself knows...
  • Belief Relative To An Environment
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    Ernest Sosa: Externalism Ross Goldberg PHIL 4311 Dr. Stonewall Ernest Sosa likes externalism. He thinks that it is intuitively correct. But he must and does agree that it must be clarified in order to avoid certain problems. So, his mission in this paper is to first define what he calls " Generic Reliabilism,' then to show how it is susceptible to certain objections, then to present a modified version of it, and to show that this new version is, in general, better than its predecessor. Let us lo...
  • 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...

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