# 2020-11-07

phil-1101

• Analyses of knowledge
• Guiding questions
• Necessary and sufficient conditions
• Necessary condition (Necessity)
• Condition for something, F, is a condition that must be met in order for F to be present
• Sufficient condition (Sufficiency)
• Condition for something, F, is a condition that, if met, guarantees that F is present
• Complete set of necessary conditions together constitute a sufficient condition for F
• Entire set --> individually necessary and jointly sufficient
• INJS
• Often used to analyze important philosophical concepts
• Plato defined knowledge as justified true belief
• Edmund Gettier objected to the standard model
• Analyzing justification
• Infinite regress]] problem
• Majority of our beliefs depend on other beliefs for their justification
• This ends up being a vicious infinite regress
• Solutions:
• Foundationalism and coherentism are interpreted as internalist (interalism)