TITLE

PUTTING THE HORSE BEFORE THE CART: A PRAGMATIST ANALYSIS OF KNOWLEDGE

AUTHOR(S)
Augusto, Luís M.
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Trans/Form/Acao;2011, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p135
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The definition of knowledge as justified true belief is the best we presently have. However, the canonical tripartite analysis of knowledge does not do justice to it due to a Platonic conception of a priori truth that puts the cart before the horse. Within a pragmatic approach, I argue that by doing away with a priori truth, namely by submitting truth to justification, and by accordingly altering the canonical analysis of knowledge, this is a fruitful definition. So fruitful indeed that it renders the Gettier counterexamples vacuous, allowing positive work in epistemology and related disciplines.
ACCESSION #
88955103

 

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