Williamson on Gettier Cases and Epistemic Logic

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-29
Number of pages15
JournalInquiry (United Kingdom)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy


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