Is Gettier"s First Example Flawed?

Schmidt-Petri, Christoph (2003) Is Gettier"s First Example Flawed? In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 317-319.

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The 'Gettier counterexamples' (Gettier 19631) to the
tripartite account of propositional knowledge are generally
taken to show that not every instance of justified true belief
constitutes knowledge. I argue that Gettier's famous first
example fails to establish this conclusion. I claim to show
that the example violates the belief condition of the
tripartite account. Of course, if Smith does not believe that
(1) the man who will get the job has ten coins in his
it should not be surprising that he does not know it either,
as Gettier correctly claims. But as the three conditions are
not satisfied, the tripartite account is not refuted.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Justified True Belief; Gettier, E.L.; Russel, B.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Logik, analytische Philosophie
Depositing User: Wolfgang Heuer
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 15:01
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 15:01

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