Single Idea 19266

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 2. Justification Challenges / b. Gettier problem]

Full Idea

The disjunctive belief that 'either Jones owns a Ford or Brown is in Barcelona', which Smith believes, derives its justification from the left disjunct, and its truth from the right disjunct.

Gist of Idea

In a disjunctive case, the justification comes from one side, and the truth from the other


Anand Vaidya (Understanding and Essence [2010], 'Application')

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophia' [-], p.830

A Reaction

The example is from Gettier's original article. Have we finally got a decent account of the original Gettier problem, after fifty years of debate? Philosophical moves with delightful slowness.

Related Idea

Idea 19260 Gettier deductive justifications split the justification from the truthmaker [Vaidya]