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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 2. Justification Challenges / b. Gettier problem]

Full Idea

The way to avoid the Gettier problem is to define knowledge in such a way that truth is entailed by the other component(s) of the definition.

Gist of Idea

We avoid the Gettier problem if the support for the belief entails its truth


Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski (Virtues of the Mind [1996], III 3.1)

Book Reference

Zagzebski,Linda: 'Virtues of the Mind' [CUP 1996], p.298

A Reaction

Thus she defines virtuous justification as being successful, as virtues tend to be. This smacks of cheating. Surely we can be defeated in a virtuous way? If the truth is entailed then of course Gettier can be sent packing.