Fake Barns and false dilemmas

Episteme 11 (4):369-389 (2014)
Abstract
The central thesis of robust virtue epistemology (RVE) is that the difference between knowledge and mere true belief is that knowledge involves success that is attributable to a subject's abilities. An influential objection to this approach is that RVE delivers the wrong verdicts in cases of environmental luck. Critics of RVE argue that the view needs to be supplemented with modal anti-luck condition. This particular criticism rests on a number of mistakes about the nature of ability that I shall try to rectify here.
Keywords Virtue Epistemology  Anti-Luck Epistemology  Knowledge  Gettier Cases
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DOI 10.1017/epi.2014.24
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