Knowledge and the Gettier Problem

2017.04.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Hetherington, Knowledge and the Gettier Problem, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 241pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.04.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Hetherington, Knowledge and the Gettier Problem, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 241pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107149564. Reviewed by Anthony Robert Booth, University of Sussex The publication of Edmund Gettier’s famous paper in 1963 seemed to fire a start-gun in epistemology for a race to come up with a (reductive) analysis of knowledge. The finishing line would be an improved analysis over the ‘traditional’ Justified-True-Belief (JTB) account—improved in the sense that a subject’s knowing would be immune to ‘being Gettiered’. Correlatively, a parallel line of research opened up with the purpose of formulating what it is for a belief to ‘be Gettiered’, to explain why it is that a Gettiered, justified, true belief is never knowledge, and why it has been so hard to find a satisfactory analysis of it — what William Lycan (2006) called the ‘Gettier-problem problem’. Several such analyses of. . .

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