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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Back In Black

actually, back to philosophy. this time its epistemology. the question is how we define knowledge. plato famously defined knowledge as justified true belief. this means that if someone beleives something, is justified in believing it, and it is true, then they have knowledge of it. this view, unfortunatly, had been acepted until 1963, when edmund gettier refuted and provided situttions in which it is said that the person has justified belief in something, and that thing is true, but it is said that the person does not have knowledge.

its short, and you can read it here:

i have a few objections. id like to see what other people say first.

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