Williamson on Gettier Cases and Epistemic Logic

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 56 (1):15-29 (2013)
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Abstract

Timothy Williamson has fruitfully exploited formal resources to shed considerable light on the nature of knowledge. In the paper under examination, Williamson turns his attention to Gettier cases, showing how they can be motivated formally. At the same time, he disparages the kind of justification he thinks gives rise to these cases. He favors instead his own notion of justification for which Gettier cases cannot arise. We take issue both with his disparagement of the kind of justification that figures in Gettier cases and the specifics of the formal motivation.

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Juan Comesaña
University of Arizona

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