According to the minimal version of the traditional analysis of knowledge, there are (at least) three necessary components to knowledge, that is, justified and true belief. In this paper we will argue that even in a global sceptical scenario, all three conditions minimally necessary for knowledge can be satisfied. In particular, we will focus on the justification requirement and analyse two “traditional” theories of justification, i.e., coherentism and foundationalism, as well as a more “innovative” one, i.e., reliabilism. Then, we will conclude that if we want to continue claiming that, in a global sceptical scenario, a cognitive subject does not know (almost) anything, we should recognise that she may still have justified true beliefs, and we should, therefore, look elsewhere for the reasons she lacks knowledge.

Do We Know (almost) Nothing? Global Scepticism and Justification

AMORETTI, MARIA CRISTINA;VASSALLO, NICLA
2012

Abstract

According to the minimal version of the traditional analysis of knowledge, there are (at least) three necessary components to knowledge, that is, justified and true belief. In this paper we will argue that even in a global sceptical scenario, all three conditions minimally necessary for knowledge can be satisfied. In particular, we will focus on the justification requirement and analyse two “traditional” theories of justification, i.e., coherentism and foundationalism, as well as a more “innovative” one, i.e., reliabilism. Then, we will conclude that if we want to continue claiming that, in a global sceptical scenario, a cognitive subject does not know (almost) anything, we should recognise that she may still have justified true beliefs, and we should, therefore, look elsewhere for the reasons she lacks knowledge.
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