The gettier problem is, in a general form, as follows: a person has a false belief a, from which a conclusion b is drawn it is then found out that a was false, yet b is true (although only when interpreted in some different way) edmund gettier made the following two assumptions: 1) b is a.
One problem that it isn’t necessary to look at in order to undermine gettier’s paper still deserves to be considered this problem being what constitutes adequate justification in both cases, justification for smith comes from empirical evidence. The problem of reference-muddling in example one and the inherent logical flaw in example two show that gettier problems are no threat to ‘knowledge as justified true belief’ the classical definition of knowledge as justified true belief doesn’t have to be changed, and no extra premises have to be added.
The gettier problem is considered a problem in modern epistemology issuing from counter-examples to the definition of knowledge as justified true belief (jtb) the problem owes its name to a three-page paper published in 1963, by edmund gettier, called is justified true belief knowledge, in which gettier argues that this is not necessarily the case.
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The ten articles on solving the gettier problem and dissolving the gettier problem are well done, but it is the middle three parts that shine the brightest and give the best evidence of the lasting impact of gettier's 1963 essay on current disputes. The gettier problem is, in a general form, as follows: a person has a false belief a, from which a conclusion b is drawn it is then found out that a was false, yet b is true (although only when interpreted in some different way.
After some decades of such iterations, some epistemologists began to doubt that progress was being made in her 1994 paper, “the inescapability of gettier problems”, linda zagzebski suggested that no analysis sufficiently similar to the jtb analysis could ever avoid the problems highlighted by gettier’s cases.