Trying To Think
Monday, March 15, 2004
First short essay.
Basic idea: Truth is a criterion of the JTB defintion of knowledge. I dislike the idea of objective truth about the external world (for reasons given in metaphysics quotes, eg. "The meaning of a concept derives not from its reference to some independently real object, but rather through the circumstance that it recommends to us a particular way of looking at the world and suggests a certain appropriate form of action"). And so I attack this as a criterion, and suggest instead that undefeatable justification should be the criterion. This avoids Gettier problems as well.

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