PHL100: Epistemology Introduction


Epistemology is concerned with 3 primary questions:

Some background on Socrates
Some Background on Plato

Knowledge in the Theatetus (selection)

Internalism and Externalism
Some later philosophers rejected the idea that we need to be able to justify a belief in order for it to be knowledge, and proposed instead that if a true belief is acquired in a way that is reliable (for example) that is sufficient. This led to a useful distinction: