Metaphilosophy 47 (3):449-466 (2016)

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Yussif Yakubu
Trent University
Abstract
Gettier presented the now famous Gettier problem as a challenge to epistemology. The methods Gettier used to construct his challenge, however, utilized certain principles of formal logic that are actually inappropriate for the natural language discourse of the Gettier cases. In that challenge to epistemology, Gettier also makes truth claims that would be considered controversial in analytic philosophy of language. The Gettier challenge has escaped scrutiny in these other relevant academic disciplines, however, because of its façade as an epistemological analysis. This article examines Gettier's methods with the analytical tools of logic and analytic philosophy of language.
Keywords Edmund Gettier  definite description  Russellian quantification  classical logic  referents and truth
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DOI 10.1111/meta.12194
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