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Discussion Questions on Ayer, Gettier, and Clark

QUESTION 1: What do you take to be the most significant difference between Ayer’s account of knowledge and the traditional JTB analysis? Provide textual or argumentative support in favour of your answer. Which of the two analyses do you believe to be superior? Why?QUESTION 2: By Ayer’s lights, who decides if S has the right to be sure that p? Provide textual or argumentative support for your reading.
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Outline of Gettier’s “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?”

Academics / Philosophy : The Space of Reasons (2 years ago)

SYNOPSIS : Gettier argues that the tripartite conception of knowledge—according to which an agent, S, counts as knowing that p just in case (i) P is true, (ii) S believes that p and (iii) S is justified in believing that p—provides ... Read Post

indicee: Leveraging the Cloud To Mashup Data and Answer Questions

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (5 years ago)

In their demo video, indicee refers to "accounting's ERP black box," a not so subtle remark about the challenges facing the average business user when trying to draw knowledge from a traditional enterprise technology such as ERP sof... Read Post

True Knowledge Opens API

Technology : GigaOM (5 years ago)

True Knowledge, an innovative semantic answer engine that’s currently in closed beta, opened its API today. Answer engines are different from search engines in that they provide answers to questions, rather than the ability to searc... Read Post


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