Tuesday, December 09, 2008

"Epistemological Defeaters"

Michael Sudduth's excellent paper on "Epistemological Defeaters" is now online at the IEP.

1 comment:

  1. I've been working through this enjoyable paper a few paragraphs at a time. But since I don't know much about epistemology, I was wondering if you could explain in more detail what "knowledge" is. For example, Sudduth writes:

    "First, a person S’s knowing some proposition p entails that p is true. Second, though more controversially, S’s knowing that p entails that S believes or assents to p, perhaps firmly. Third, knowledge is not equivalent to true belief."

    Could you explain the difference and overlap between knowledge and belief? I think I have grasped the concept, but I am not completely sure.