Write 7 pages thesis on the topic gettier’s problem of knowledge. “S”, in this case, refers to the mind, “that” serving as the relationship between the mind and the content, and “p” referring to the p

Write 7 pages thesis on the topic gettier’s problem of knowledge. “S”, in this case, refers to the mind, “that” serving as the relationship between the mind and the content, and “p” referring to the proposition or fact. In the opening words of his famous “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?”, Edmund Gettier considers traditional and tried sets of necessary and sufficient conditions for knowing “that p”. These traditional accounts, according to Gettier, are incorrect, and he proceeds to demonstrate why this is the case. The problem is that Gettier’s arguments have not been properly dismissed and the difficulties they give rise to still remain. Therein lays the effect the so-called “Gettier problem” has on the account of knowledge. Ultimately, alternative approaches to justifying knowledge, such as reliabilism, fail to address the underlying problems posed by Gettier’s arguments. If the “justified true belief” model of declarative knowledge is to be salvaged, it must be done so with an additional condition encompassed in neither justification, truth, nor belief.

The traditional account of knowledge defines the concept as “justified true belief” (JTB). Under such an analysis “S knows that p” if (a) p is true, (b) S believes that p, and (c) S is justified in believing that p. Condition (a) is uncontroversial and thus will not deserve attention here. Condition (b) is relatively uncontroversial, but still deserves some recognition. The simplest definition of belief is “mental content held to be true”. that is, in order for S to believe that Earth is flat, S must believe the proposition “Earth is flat” is true. Since belief is a necessary condition for knowledge, anything that is known must also be believed on the JTB model. Moore’s paradox proves this point by showing “I know the Earth is round but I don’t believe it” is a contradiction.&nbsp.Thus, it seems conditions (a) and (b) are valid. however, problems arise as philosophers try to substantiate the validity of condition (c) dealing with the justification condition (Steup).

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