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    Belief (JTB) theory of knowledge, often attributed to Plato , is a fairly straightforward theory of knowledge. It states that something must be true if person S believes proposition P, proposition P is true, and S is justified in believing in believing that P is true . While many consider the JTB theory to be vital to the understanding of knowledge, some, such as American Philosopher Edmund Gettier, believe that it is flawed. I tend to agree with Gettier and others who object to the JTB theory as an adequate

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    Acquisition and Justification of Beliefs

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    justified? Intuitively, we would want to say that it isn’t, because his belief is grounded in, or caused by, his bias against Bartleby. The problem is that both rigidly Internalist, like Access Internalism, and rigidly Externalist accounts of justification, like Reliabilism, have difficulties with showing how bias can disqualify a seemingly justified belief. In what follows, I will use Matthias Steup’s account, “A Defense of Internalism”[1], to explain Access Internalism and then use the scenario

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    is used to get at the “truth” of things. In this paper, I will discuss epistemology and further explain it by relating it to something that I use to believe to be true that I no longer do. As defined in the Oxford Dictionary, epistemology is “The theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion”. From the class lecture, epistemology was defined as “facts, information,

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    that Goldman's causal theory of knowledge does not solve the Gettier problem. First, I will reiterate the Gettier problem. Second, I will show how Goldman's theory attempts to solve the Gettier problem. Next, I will show how over determination points out a major flaw for Goldman's theory. Finally, I will demonstrate that Goldman's theory does not work if the world we live in is not one of absolute truth and void of deception. First, when looking at the causal chain theory it is imperative that

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    The Coherence Theory of Justification Cohertism is an alternative to foundationalism, cohertism is the idea that new information is well justified and accepted as knowledge if it coheres (agrees) with our existing knowledge in a mutually supporting network Coherentism offers answers to some of the problems that arise with foundationalism, and therefore it offers an alternative or additional means of justify our belief systems. And in these systems we hold hundreds of beliefs that support

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    Ego and group justification state that individuals tend to view themselves and those in their in-group in a positive manner. Individuals also tend to view the system as fair, legitimate, and their actions justifiable. System Justification theory states that those who benefit the least from social arrangements are more likely to resist social change and defend the status quo. Further, those who suffer the most psychologically from a given set of circumstances will attempt to reduce dissonance through

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    Veteran Mental Illness and System Justification Theory Rates of mental illness are rising among Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. This social problem has had significant consequences, such as spikes in homelessness, unemployment and suicides in this population. Many argue there are too many barriers to mental health treatment in a society that stigmatizes mental illness and undervalues mental health care. Research supports this assertion, particularly within the Veteran population (Greene-Shortridge

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    question, there are two main theories which should be mentioned. The first is a theory based on the idea that the shape of a molecule determines it’s scent in the human nose (TED). The second such answer is the theory that smell is linked to the vibrational frequency of a molecule (TED). This latter notion is one argued effectively by Luca Turin, a biophysicist who is part of the perfuming business (TED). Turin is the chief modern scientist when it comes to this vibrational theory, though he was not the

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    The Real

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    rational to build upon the findings of others, so long as genuine justification exists for belief and subsequent action. However, what happens when the veracity of what is believed to be fact, or general knowledge, is called into question. Epistemology attempts to answer that question by identifying how we come to acquire knowledge and the various justifications we develop to determine the truth value of said knowledge. By contrast, the theory of skepticism challenges the notion that we have true knowledge;

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    In Punishment: The Supposed Justifications Revisited, Ted Honderich aims to analyze why we punish and if our punitive systems are ever justified. It is important that a society establish a well thought-out moral explanation as to why it punishes and what it strives to achieve with the use of punishment- as it is at the core of its justice system. Also, Honderich seeks to determine if the justifications for punishment are reasonable enough for the intentional infliction of suffering and deprivation

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