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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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Some Questions About White Privilege

Academics / Philosophy : Maverick Philosopher (1 minute ago)

There is a lot of talk these days about white privilege. I don't believe I have discussed this topic before. 1. White privilege is presumably a type of privilege. What is a privilege? This is the logically prior question. To... Read Post

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

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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