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Explaining Knowledge: New Essays on the Gettier Problem

Rodrigo Borges, Claudio de Almeida, and Peter D. Klein


This is an edited collection of twenty-three new papers on the Gettier Problem and the issues connected with it. The set of authors includes many of the major figures in contemporary epistemology who have developed some of the well-known responses to the problem, and it also contains some younger epistemologists who bring new perspectives to the issues raised in the literature. Together, they cover the state of the art on virtually every epistemological and methodological aspect of the Gettier Problem. The volume also includes some skeptical voices according to which the Gettier Problem is not ... More

Keywords: epistemology, Gettier Problem, knowledge, fallibility, philosophical methodology, epistemic justification, epistemic luck

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724551
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198724551.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rodrigo Borges, editor
Associate Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Claudio de Almeida, editor
Professor, Professor of Philosophy at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Peter D. Klein, editor
Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, New Jersey

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Edmund L. Gettier

Part I Solving the Gettier Problem

1 Gettiered Belief

E. J. Coffman

2 The Nature of Knowledge

Peter D. Klein

Part II The Gettier Legacy

8 Lessons from Gettier

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

10 The Lesson of Gettier

Linda Zagzebski

Part III Gettier and Philosophical Methodology

14 Gettier Cases

Peter Blouw, Wesley Buckwalter, and John Turri

Part IV Gettier and Inferential Knowledge

19 Knowledge and False Belief

John Hawthorne and Dani Rabinowitz

Part V Dissolving the Gettier Problem

20 Golden Gettier

Fred Dretske

22 Gettier Cases

Stephen Hetherington

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