Why Gettier Cases Are Still Misleading: A Reply to Atkins

Logos and Episteme 8 (1):129-139 (2017)

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Moti Mizrahi
Florida Institute of Technology
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In this paper, I respond to Philip Atkins’ reply to my attempt to explain why Gettier cases (and Gettier-style cases) are misleading. I have argued that Gettier cases (and Gettier-style cases) are misdealing because the candidates for knowledge in such cases contain ambiguous designators. Atkins denies that Gettier’s original cases contain ambiguous designators and offers his intuition that the subjects in Gettier’s original cases do not know. I argue that his reply amounts to mere intuition mongering and I explain why Gettier cases, even Atkins’ revised version of Gettier’s Case I, still contain ambiguous designators.
Keywords ambiguous designator  analysis of knowledge  Gettier cases  justified true belief  semantic reference  speaker’s reference
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ISBN(s) 2069-0533
DOI 10.5840/logos-episteme2017818
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