Is Plato's definition of knowledge, justified true belief, an acceptable definition?

Asked by: Nac
  • Other philosophers agree

    Unlike the previous speech of opposition this Is the most accurate because for starters "information is not knowledge" - Albert Einstein. What i pose is similar to ludwig Wittgenstein's statement " the basis of knowledge is acknowledgement," and Albert Einstein's. I say knowledge is your experiences you allow to influence you. So basically knowledge is experience

  • Is Plato's definition of knowledge, justified true belief, an acceptable definition? No.

    The Gettier problem is a philosophical question about whether a piece of information that happens to be true but that someone believes for invalid reasons, such as a faulty premise, counts as knowledge. It is named after American philosopher Edmund Gettier, who wrote about the problem in a three-page paper published in 1963, called "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?". The paper refers to the concept of knowledge as justified true belief (JTB), credited to Plato, though Plato argued against this very account of knowledge in the Theaetetus (210a). In the paper, Gettier proposed two scenarios where the three criteria (justification, truth, and belief) seemed to be met, but where the majority of readers would not have felt that the result was knowledge due to the element of luck involved.

    The term is sometimes used to cover any one of a category of thought experiments in contemporary epistemology that seem to repudiate a definition of knowledge as justified true belief.

    The responses to Gettier's paper have been numerous. While some rejected Gettier's examples, many sought to adjust the JTB account of knowledge to lessen the impact of both Gettier's own problems and other problems (collectively titled "Gettier problems") created in their mould. Since 1963, experiments have also been conducted to determine whether the instinctive reactions of those presented with a Gettier problem are uniform or display language or genetic biases.

  • Not without defeating the Gettier Problem.

    Although I do believe that this definition is the best definition I could provide, I do not believe that it is sufficient, as stated in the Gettier Problem. I will still use this definitions as others, such as "information stored within the minds of humans" and the like is insufficient.

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Nac says2015-04-01T18:57:17.077
Sorry for the double comment.