Synthese 158 (3):303 - 313 (2007)

Avram Hiller
Portland State University
Ram Neta
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
There is some consensus that for S to know that p, it cannot be merely a matter of luck that S’s belief that p is true. This consideration has led Duncan Pritchard and others to propose a safety condition on knowledge. In this paper, we argue that the safety condition is not a proper formulation of the intuition that knowledge excludes luck. We suggest an alternative proposal in the same spirit as safety, and find it lacking as well.
Keywords Knowledge  Epistemic luck  Safety  Duncan Pritchard  Gettier
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-006-9041-0
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Philosophical Explanations.Robert Nozick - 1981 - Harvard University Press.
Epistemic Luck.Duncan Pritchard - 2005 - Oxford University Press UK.
Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits.Bertrand Russell - 1948 - London and New York: Routledge.

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