Knowledge, noise, and curve-fitting: A methodological argument for justified true belief?

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Abstract

Could considerations of simplicity ultimately lead us to prefer the theory that knowledge is justified true belief, over rival theories that accommodate the standard view that Gettier cases are justified true belief but not K? I consider one source of simplicity considerations: when one engages in a modeling project relying on noisy data, then the more noise that one expects, the more one should prefer to select simpler curves. And the general noisiness of our epistemic verdicts about cases puts such considerations into play.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExplaining Knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationNew Essays on the Gettier Problem
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages253-272
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780198724551
ISBN (Print)9780198724568
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Experimental philosophy
  • Gettier
  • Gettier effect
  • Justified true belief
  • Psychology
  • Simplicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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