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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1070
Professor
Robert Mc Gill
Semester
Fall

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Philosophy 11/04/2013 Recall the final definition of knowledge from Theaetetus : Knowledge = True Belief + an Account Knowledge = Justified True Belief     nows     that   f: (1) P is true (2) S believes P (3) S is justified in believing that P Question: What does it take to satisfy (3)? Skeptical Arguments: The skeptic argues that we  never  satisfy the 3  condition We are never  completely justifies  in our beliefs The skeptic does not claim that our beliefs are false Rather, argues that we could have the sam  experiences if they    were  fal e, so our experiences can’t  provide justification. Deployment of Skeptical Hypotheses Descartes’ Evil Genius Putnam’s Brain­in­a­Vat (BIV) ­ The point  of these hypotheses is that you  experience   would be exactly the same  hether you were the  victim of one of the scenarios or not. ­ There is no way to  tellwhether a skeptical hypothesis is a t play. ­ The evidence of the senses, of experience, would be exactly the same if you were a brain in a vat. ­ S
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