Fake barns and false dilemmas

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Littlejohn, Clayton. (2014). Fake barns and false dilemmas. Episteme. 11(4), pp. 369-389. https://doi.org/10.1017/epi.2014.24
AuthorsLittlejohn, Clayton
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The central thesis of robust virtue epistemology (RVE) is that the difference between knowledge and mere true belief is that knowledge involves success that is attributable to a subject's abilities. An influential objection to this approach is that RVE delivers the wrong verdicts in cases of environmental luck. Critics of RVE argue that the view needs to be supplemented with modal anti-luck condition. This particular criticism rests on a number of mistakes about the nature of ability that I shall try to rectify here.

Keywordsrobust virtue epistemology (RVE); knowledge; belief; ability
Year01 Jan 2014
JournalEpisteme
Journal citation11 (4), pp. 369-389
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN1742-3600
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/epi.2014.24
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