A critique to the significance of Gettier counter-examples

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (4):675-687 (2006)
Usually, people think that Gettier counter-examples challenged the traditional tripartite definition of knowledge and fundamentally changed the characteristic of the contemporary epistemology. This paper argues that regard for Gettier counter-examples is exaggerated, because (i) the JTB definition is neither an important nor a comprehensive one that covers all knowledge. Moreover, the significance of Gettier counter-examples is limited. (ii) The source of Gettier counter-examples lies in one arbitrary judgment, two mix-ups, three false assumptions, and a misunderstanding about the JTB definition.
Keywords epistemology  Gettier counter-examples  definition of knowledge
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DOI 10.1007/s11466-006-0031-6
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