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GETTIER CASES, MENTAL STATES, AND BEST EXPLANATIONS: ANOTHER REPLY TO ATKINS (pages 75-90)

Moti MIZRAHI ABSTRACT: I have argued that Gettier cases are misleading because, even though they appear to be cases of knowledge failure, they are in fact cases of semantic failure. Atkins has responded to my original paper and I have replied to his response. He has then responded again to insist that he has the so-called “Gettier intuition.” But he ... Read More »

WHY GETTIER CASES ARE STILL MISLEADING: A REPLY TO ATKINS (pages 129-139)

Moti MIZRAHI ABSTRACT: In this paper, I respond to Philip Atkins’ reply to my attempt to explain why Gettier cases (and Gettier-style cases) are misleading. I have argued that Gettier cases (and Gettier-style cases) are misdealing because the candidates for knowledge in such cases contain ambiguous designators. Atkins denies that Gettier’s original cases contain ambiguous designators and offers his intuition that ... Read More »

ARE GETTIER CASES MISLEADING? (pages 379-384)

Philip ATKINS ABSTRACT: The orthodox view in contemporary epistemology is that Edmund Gettier refuted the JTB analysis of knowledge, according to which knowledge is justified true belief. In a recent paper Moti Mizrahi questions the orthodox view. According to Mizrahi, the cases that Gettier advanced against the JTB analysis are misleading. In this paper I defend the orthodox view. Download PDF Read More »

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