Philosophy Word of the Day – Edmund Gettier

American philosopher whose Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? (1963) offers counter-examples to show that even justified true belief may not be genuine knowledge in cases where that which justifies one’s belief happens not to be related directly to the truth of what one believes.

Recommended Reading: Empirical Knowledge, ed. by Paul K. Moser (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996) {at Amazon.com}; A Companion to Epistemology, ed. by Jonathan Dancy and Ernest Sosa (Blackwell, 1994) {at Amazon.com}; and Robert Audi, Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (Routledge, 1998) {at Amazon.com}.

(Via Philosophical Dictionary)

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