Explaining Knowledge: New Essays on the Gettier Problem by Rodrigo BorgesExplaining Knowledge: New Essays on the Gettier Problem by Rodrigo Borges

Explaining Knowledge: New Essays on the Gettier Problem

EditorRodrigo Borges, Claudio de Almeida, Peter D. Klein

Paperback | December 30, 2017

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The "Gettier Problem" has shaped most of the fundamental debates in epistemology for more than fifty years. Before Edmund Gettier published his famous 1963 paper (reprinted in this volume), it was generally presumed that knowledge was equivalent to true belief supported by adequate evidence.Gettier presented a powerful challenge to that presumption. These led to the development and refinement of many prominent epistemological theories: internalism, externalism, evidentialism, reliabilism, and virtue epistemology. The debate about the appropriate use of intuition as providing evidencein all areas of philosophy began as a debate about the epistemic status of the "Gettier intuition". The differing accounts of epistemic luck are all rooted in responses to the Gettier Problem. The discussions about the role of false beliefs in the production of knowledge are directly traceable toGettier's paper, as are the debates between fallibilists and infallibilists. The "knowledge first" view was, in large part, provoked by the supposed failure of all solutions to the Gettier Problem. Indeed, it is fair to say that providing a satisfactory response to the Gettier Problem has become alitmus test of any adequate account of knowledge - even those accounts that hold that the Gettier Problem rests on mistakes of various sorts. This volume presents a collective examination by twenty-six experts, including some of the most influential philosophers of our time, of the various issues that arise from Gettier's challenge to the analysis of knowledge. Explaining Knowledge sets the agenda for future work on the central problem ofepistemology.
Rodrigo Borges is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Claudio de Almeida is Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Peter D. Klein is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.
Title:Explaining Knowledge: New Essays on the Gettier ProblemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:December 30, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionEdmund Gettier: Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?1. E. J. Coffman: Gettiered Belief2. Peter D. Klein: The Nature of Knowledge3. Duncan Pritchard: Knowledge, Luck, and Virtue: Resolving the Gettier Problem4. Susanna Schellenberg: Perceptual Capacities, Knowledge, and Gettier Cases5. Robert K. Shope: Chained to the Gettier Problem-a Useful Falsehood?6. Linda Zagzebski: The Lesson of Gettier7. Risto Hilpinen: Sed ubi Socrates currit? On the Gettier Problem before Gettier8. Jonathan L. Kvanvig: Lessons from Gettier9. Keith Lehrer: Defeasible Reasoning and Representation: The Lesson of Gettier10. Jonathan Vogel: Accident, Evidence, and Knowledge11. Jessica Brown: The Gettier Case and Intuition12. Alvin Goldman: Gettier and the Epistemic Appraisal of Philosophical Intuition13. Ernest Sosa: The Metaphysical Gettier Problem and the X-Phi Critique14. Peter Blouw, Wesley Buckwalter, and John Turri: Gettier Cases: A Taxonomy15. Jonathan M. Weinberg: Knowledge, Noise, and Curve-fitting: A Methodological Argument for JTB?16. Rodrigo Borges: Inferential Knowledge and the Gettier Conjecture17. Claudio de Almeida: Knowledge, Benign Falsehoods, and the Gettier Problem18. Branden Fitelson: Closure, Counter-Closure, and Inferential Knowledge19. John Hawthorne and Dani Rabinowitz: Knowledge and False Belief20. Fred Dretske: Golden Gettier: What We (Should Have) Learned21. Richard Foley: The Value of Knowledge and the Gettier Game22. Stephen Hetherington: Gettier Cases: Transworld Identity and Counterparts23. Sherrilyn Roush: The Difference between Knowledge and Understanding