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Quentin Smith

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264933

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264933.001.0001

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Knowledge Needs No Justification

Knowledge Needs No Justification

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(p.5) 1 Knowledge Needs No Justification
Source:
Epistemology
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Hilary Kornblith (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264933.003.0002

The Standard View in epistemology is that knowledge is justified, true belief plus something else. This chapter argues that Standard View should be rejected: knowledge does not require justification. The nature of knowledge and the nature of justification can be better understood if we stop viewing justification as one of the necessary conditions for knowledge.

Keywords:   Standard View, epistemology, justification, knowledge

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